Patent Trial of Apple, Samsung Set to Wrap Up

The epic patent trial of multibillion dollar between world’s two biggest smartphone makers is all set to wrap up. Tuesday marks the day, when lawyers of both sides will offer their closing arguments to the jury.

It was reported by the Wall Street Journal that on Tuesday, the panel of judges will settle on whether Samsung infringed on Apple patents, or Apple infringed on Samsung’s. Also the jury will decide as to what — if any, damages will have to be paid by the two companies.

Apple vs. Samsung has been a long and controversial trial that has hit the news worldwide. This trial in the US marks to be the latest battle between the two giants, who are also fighting in courts in Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Apple accused Samsung of ripping off its iPhone and iPad technology.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company recently saw a rise in its shares, which made the firm profitable at $621 billion.

Meanwhile, Samsung counterattacked and argued that Apple’s products were not innovative as the company claims them to be.

The judge in the case, however, made her own argument and said that Apple and Samsung should consider and come to an agreement on their own.

As per reported by Bloomberg, Kwon Oh Hyun, Chief Executive, Samsung and Tim Cook, Chief Executive, Apple are believed to speak via phone and come to a mutually agreeable solution prior to the jury’s decision. An unnamed person referred to the case and stated that the companies’ lawyers will report the phone call’s decision to Lucy Koh, the judge. The two men were believed to have met earlier relating to the same matter, but could not agree to a settlement.

The jury will consist of nine men and women, who will take the decision. The judge wanted the companies to agree on a settlement as the decision taken by the jury could lead to complicated implications for the smartphone and tablet markets.

Apple is seeking a permanent ban on all infringing products.

Samsung is so far the company’s fiercest competitor. Winning this case can give Apple a solid footing in the smartphone and tablet industry, whereas losing it can fill the market with similarly designed products.

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