Both Apple and Samsung rested their cases in the U.S. legal conflict between the two parties last week, with the closing statements scheduled for Tuesday, August 21.
Once that last ritual of a trial is completed, the jury will start deliberating on the claims brought by each party against the other, and we should have a verdict in the coming days/weeks.
That seems like the more likely outcome of this patent dispute, as the parties failed, during a third court-ordered meeting, to reach a settlement, or even to “narrow the scope of the claims at issue in the lawsuit in out-of-court talks.”
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, a [...]
The U.S. Apple vs Samsung trial, now in its third week of proceedings, is a very interesting source of information related to the mobile ecosystem that we follow closely here at Android Authority. We’ve seen Apple and Samsung make their cases, with each party trying to prove that the other is violating its patents with various products and that any infringement claims against its own products are unfounded.
So far Apple seems to have the edge on Samsung, as the iPhone and iPad maker has been able to submit some interesting evidence that suggests its iOS products were definitely inspirational for Samsung execs, designers and engineers, [...]
Now that Apple has rested its case, Samsung is on the offensive to try to demonstrate to the jury that it didn’t copy the iPhone and iPad when it comes to certain design elements and that it didn’t infringe various Apple patents that cover certain functions also available on some of Samsung’s Android smartphones and tablets.
The task at hand is rather difficult for Samsung especially considering the kind of internal Samsung documents that Apple brought before the jury, including a memo and a very detailed comparison between the iPhone 3GS and the first Galaxy S prototypes.
Both items revealed Samsung’s desire to make more competitive [...]