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Apple-Samsung patent battle now in jury's hands

Martyn Williams | Aug. 22, 2012
A nine-person California jury will begin their deliberations Wednesday in the landmark patent battle between Apple and Samsung.

Verhoeven told the jury that no damages are due because there was no infringement, but if they disagree and decide money should be paid then they shouldn't pay attention to Apple's figures because they are based on revenue and not profit.

The closing arguments followed a morning in which the jury was read more than 100 pages of instructions for its deliberations. The case also involves two of Samsung's U.S. business units and alleges infringement by more than 20 of its handsets on some points. As a result, the jury faces more than 700 decisions on its verdict form.

The case, number 11-01846, is between Apple and Samsung in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


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