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Samsung And Apple Head Back To Court Tomorrow For Another Slugfest

Two giants in the smartphone industry will be heading back to court tomorrow for a new round in what appears to be a never ending patent war. Samsung and Apple both claim that their patents have been infringed upon and that the other company has ripped their designs and features. Both parties will appear before District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California.

Samsung vs Apple

Starting this Monday the jury selection for the case will begin. Both sides will have 25 hours each to present their evidence to make their case with jurors.  In this round of litigation Apple is accusing Samsung of infringing on five patents which covers Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Samsung on the other hand is accusing Apple of stealing two if its ideas which are used in iPhones and iPads.

Apple attorneys said that “Apple revolutionized the market in personal computing devices. Samsung, in contrast, has systematically copied Apple’s innovative technology and products, features and designs, and has deluged markets with infringing devices.”

Samsung attorneys on the other hand said “Samsung has been a pioneer in the mobile device business sector since the inception of the mobile device industry. Apple has copied many of Samsung’s innovations in its Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad products.”

Just in case you are wondering this 2014 trial will be about 2012 and pre-2012 products.

In this case Apple says that Samsung stole its tap-from-search technology. This allowed anyone to searching for an address or a number on a web to tap on the result to call it or pin the address on a map. Apple also claims that Samsung copied its “Slide to Unlock” technology that allowed users to swipe their finger on the display to use the smartphone.

Samsung on the other hand claims that Apple used a wireless technology that it developed to allow the faster transmission of data.

What’s probably the highlight of this case is Apple’s demand that Samsung pay $40 for every smartphone running on software that it allegedly copied from Apple. This amount is more than five times sought in the previous trial and should cost Samsung $2 billion if it lost. Apple on the other hand is expected to lose only $6 million if it loses.

Apple is contesting the following Samsung models

  • Admire
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Note II
  • Galaxy SII
  • Galaxy SII
  • Epic 4G Touch
  • Galaxy SII Skyrocket
  • Galaxy SIII
  • Galaxy Tab II 10.1
  • Stratosphere

Samsung on the other hand is contesting the following Apple models

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch (5th generation)
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • MacBook Pro

via abcnews

  • Attycakes

    I can’t wait to see how this turns out. It reminds me of the never ending fun back when Firefox and Netscape went around and around in circles. You always want to see who comes out on top, or who is going to cave. Both seem too big for their britches.

  • nexus5_owner

    This is never ending. Just sign a patent licensing deal and shut up. Why waste so much of money on this?

  • bretta49

    Sigh! Get a life Apple! This fight will never end.

  • contactsunny

    Not a chance! They are going to keep this play on as long as they can. And probably send truck loads to coins to each other, just for fun.

  • Ivan

    Apple will never give up. Samsung is eating into Apple’s market share with the Galaxy series. So no wonder this will never stop.

  • Ivan

    Wow, if it goes Apple’s way, Samsung is screwed.

  • Bharath

    Oh yeah! $2 billions is not a joke.

  • Bharath

    Apple should stop pursuing Samsung in courts and do some innovative work of it’s own.

  • Bharath

    I think Apple are more invested in destroying Samsung then do anything constructive.

  • bretta49

    Well looks like Apple wants to kill Samsung more than stopping it.

  • Ivan

    Obviously! Samsung is the only company which can eat into Apple’s market share.

  • Ivan

    Plus if they hit Samsung, they also hit Android. Because Samsung is the biggest Android OEM.

  • Ivan

    Yep! Hope Samsung does not lose. Will be loss of Android too!

  • Ivan

    Apple wants to hit Android indirectly through Samsung!!

  • Ralph Wagner

    Apple is hitting Google again through SAmsung.
    The U.S. Patent system must oblige entities applying for patent approval to be more specific. I’m not a patent expert but from the look of things here, only the lawyers are benefiting from these battles. consumers and the warring parties are all losing money and resources here.

  • Raybert Eichmann

    It’s more of an iOS vs Android battle. Apple has not moved on since Android was launched. Get over it Apple…and fast!

  • Ralph Wagner

    I think this will stop the moment the big heads for both companies realize the simple fact that their lawyers’ pockets have become way too think with their own money.
    Seriously, this slugfest does not benefit both of them.

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