The Apple-Samsung patent battle/trial is underway. Following is some of the latest highlights and where you can find more info.
“Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun met on Monday for last minute settlement discussions at Judge Lucy Koh’s request before their patent infringement case was handed over to a jury. The two companies failed to reach an agreement, however, which means the jury in the trial could start deliberating as early as today” — “The MacObserver” (macobserver.com)
“Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. turned to some high-stakes legal housekeeping Monday, in one of the companies’ last chances to weigh in on nitty-gritty procedural matters before closing arguments Tuesday.” — “The Wall Street Journal” (online.wsj.com)
“Imagine the longest, most complex government form you’ve ever had to fill out and you start to have an idea what jurors will face as they begin to consider their verdict in the patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung.” — “Macworld” (www.macworld.com)
“Apple has reiterated its arguments against Samsung as part of an ongoing case in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington. Attorney Mark Perry of law firm Gibson Dunn suggests Samsung’s “beat-Apple strategy” focused on copying the iPhone’s Siri feature and implementing a patent-infringing alternative in the Galaxy Nexus.” — “MacNN” (www.macnn.com)
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.