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Apple, Samsung head to U.S. jury trial over patent dispute

(Xinhua)

09:54, July 31, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Apple and Samsung on Monday faced off at a U.S. federal court in San Jose, northern California over their smartphone and tablet patent infringement dispute. This is the first U.S. jury trial of the two companies' year-long patent lawsuits drama across the world.

APPLE VS SAMSUNG

Before squaring off in court, Apple and Samsung failed to settle the case at a court-ordered meeting in San Francisco on May 21, making the case the first of the mobile market patent wars that will be fully litigated in the United States.

One of the highest-profile patent cases to date, the trial was billed by U.S. media as "the patent trial of the century."

Apple, whose Cupertino headquarters are only 18 miles from the courthouse in San Jose, is seeking 2.525 billion U.S. dollars in damages, claiming Samsung has been "unjustly enriched" by copying iPhone and iPad. Apple also seeks a ban on sales of Samsung tablets and smartphones in the United States. Apple first sued Samsung in April last year.

As for Samsung, the Korean company denied that it had infringed on any of Apple's intellectual property rights, and made counterclaims that Apple violated its own patents.

Samsung accused Apple of seeking to stifle legitimate competition and limiting consumer choices to maintain its historically exorbitant profits.

In its trial brief, Samsung also argued that compared to its 20- year development and research in the mobile market, Apple, a relatively new player in the field, has been using Samsung's technology without paying or entering into any cross-licensing agreement.

According to Apple, Samsung asked for 14.4 dollars per iPhone or iPad sold in a cross-licensing deal, which the U.S. company thinks is not fair.

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