Samsung Electronics Co. told jurors at the opening of a $2 billion trial that Apple Inc.’s patent case is really an attack on Google Inc.’s Android operating system and a ploy to stem smartphone competition that has overwhelmed iPhone sales.
Apple Inc.’s and Samsung Electronics Co.’s opening arguments in a $2 billion trial over smartphone technology will be heard today by a jury that includes a retired International Business Machines Corp. software systems manager, a medical billing administrator and a community service officer.
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are unlikely to resolve their worldwide fight over mobile device patents in court-ordered talks that started today between their chief executive officers, said lawyers following the case.
Apple Inc., trying to regain lost smartphone market share from Samsung Electronics Co., may push to add unreleased Samsung mobile products to a permanent U.S. sales ban it’s seeking after winning a $1.05 billion verdict.
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., having waged their patent battle on four continents, are now on a collision course in California with little prospect of a settlement before a jury trial set to begin this week.
The jurors who will decide the outcome of the intellectual-property trial between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. must answer more than 600 questions simply to get to the end of their verdict form.
The U.S. Trustee overseeing Eastman Kodak Co.’s bankruptcy was asked to probe the photography pioneer’s patent auction by a New York hedge fund, which said the “unusually secretive” bidding process wasn’t likely to benefit creditors.
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. reported they made no progress toward narrowing their dispute over smartphone and computer tablet patents, increasing the chances a jury will decide the matter starting Aug. 21.