Fast forward 12 months and the court has spent hundreds of hours in 2013 handling the two cases -- and it's far from over.
While preparations continue for the March jury trial in the second case, appeals on the first case are only just getting off the ground.
Last week, Apple revealed it has already spent $60 million fighting the first case alone.
The cases are 11-01846 and 12-00360, Apple v. Samsung, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
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