Closing arguments end as Apple and Samsung face off
Apple’s lawyers have reached the end of their allotted time in the patent infringement case with Samsung. According to Apple, Samsung had to steal their technology because Samsung simply didn’t have anything in the works that would be able to compete with the iPhone that Apple was hard at work on.
According to Apple Balla, Apple pointed out that this is “unlike fairy tales,” because Samsung has had a lot of success with their illegal maneuvers, offering over 37 million devices over the course of the past few years. This all came after Apple created one of the most groundbreaking products of all time.
Their argument can be traced all the way back to 2007, when Apple was at a very important age, when Steve Jobs was still alive and responsible for the genius drive that was behind the company at the time. They are still an innovative company, but this was a special era.
In addition, the lawyers of Apple pointed out that none of the Samsung employees from Korea showed up for cross-examination, something they say points to their guilt.
Samsung rebuffed the accusations, however, accusing Apple of trying to sue Google by proxy in a way. The Android operating system was created by Google, and contains many of the things that Apple has complaints about inside of the multiple patents that they are accusing Samsung of infringing on.
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Whether or not the jury will rule in favor of Apple remains to be seen, although there is a great deal of money at stake, with Apple asking for $2 billion in damages. Be sure to check back and find out what happens and how the ruling turns out.