News Summary: Apple claims Samsung copied iPhone

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Posted: Jul 31, 2012 3:35 PM
News Summary: Apple claims Samsung copied iPhone

TESTIMONY: An attorney for Apple tells a jury that rival Samsung had two choices — innovate or copy — and chose to copy in order to compete in the booming cellphone market.

REBUTTAL: Samsung has previously countered that Apple did the stealing. It has also said some of the technology at issue has been the industry standard for years.

THE CONTEXT: Apple filed its lawsuit against Samsung last year and is demanding $2.5 billion in damages, an award that would dwarf the largest patent-related verdict to date. The case marks the latest skirmish between the two companies over product designs.