Apple-Samsung Patent Battle Shifts to Trial

Patent trials are part bombast, part boredom. Lurid accusations of corporate skulduggery and deceit quickly give way to a mind-numbing slog through the technical details and vague language of patent claims.A jury will be asked to sort through all that to settle a dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics beginning Monday in a federal court in San Jose, Calif.The jury trial is the latest phase in a global campaign of smartphone patent litigation that began more than two years ago. The legal clashes mainly pit Apple against rival smartphone makers whose handsets are powered by Google’s Android software, notably Samsung, HTC and Motorola Mobility, which Google bought last year. Dozens of lawsuits and countersuits have been filed in courtrooms around the world.To continue reading this New York Times report, go to:
www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/technology/apple-samsung-trial-highlights-patent-wars.htmlAlso see:Samsung and Apple’s patent clash heads to trial by jury
Samsung and Apple’s patent battle heads to a court in California this Monday – one of the biggest trials of its kind.The tech firms have accused each other of intellectual property infringement.Billions of dollars of payments could be triggered from one business to the other and sales bans imposed if the jury finds one or both parties guilty.
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