Samsung counsel Charles Verhoeven stressed numerous times to the jury that Apple had not told the entire story, and that Samsung was a company that prided itself on providing consumers the products that they want — and if consumers want touchscreen devices, that’s what the company would provide.
“Samsung is a major technology company that develops its own innovations,” he told the 9 jurors, stressing that Samsung is a company that competes — and not copies — in the marketplace.
Jurors will decide each companys claims that its rival infringed patents covering designs and technology for mobile devices, with potential damage awards reaching billions of dollars.
An email about the “Jony” design made an appearanceGoing through Apple’s design patent claims, Verhoeven showed multiple examples of minimalist, sleek devices that were either designed, demonstrated, or revealed prior to the introduction of the iPhone — what Samsung had previously termed Apple’s “black rectangle problem.
High Court judge Colin Birss ruled in an earlier case on July 18 that Samsung did not infringe the iPad’s design patents because the rival Samsung Galaxy Tab was not as “cool” as Apple’s shiny rectangle.
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