This time, Apple is keeping it simple: Five patents, 10 Samsung devices.
FORTUNE — One of the things that marked the first Apple v. Samsung patent infringement trial — and forced a partial retrial — was its complexity. It involved:
- Three kinds of patents: Design, utility and standards essential
- Two kinds of trade dress: Registered and unregistered
- 21 Samsung devices: Both smartphones and tablets with names like Captivate, Indulge, Mesmerize and Vibrant
- Three Samsung corporate entities: Samsung Electronics Co., Samsung Electronics America and Samsung Telecommunications America
- A 20-page jury form that included questions like No. 15: “If you found the registered iPhone trade dress protectable and famous, for each of the following products, has Apple proven by a preponderance of the evidence that Samsung Electronics Co. (SEC), Samsung Electronics America (SEA), and/or Samsung Telecommunications America (STA) has diluted the registered iPhone trade dress?” (Full jury form here.)
The jury found for Apple and awarded it $1.05 billion in damages. But because of errors the jury foreman made filling out the form, Samsung was able to force a retrial on a portion of the award, reducing its final bill to $930 million (currently under appeal).
Apple has learned its lesson. This time it’s keeping things simple: Five patents. Ten products. And the attached one-page checklist shown to the jury as part of Apple’s opening statement.
Below: The Samsung smartphones in question.