In a new trial following on a landmark 2012 case in the same courtroom, Apple attorneys argued that Samsung flagrantly infringed its iPhone patents in a bid to compete with the
"Apple cannot simply walk away from its inventions," attorney
"Here we are 37m acts of infringement later and we are counting on you for justice."
McElhinny maintained that Samsung sold more than 37m infringing smartphones and tablets in
Apple's legal team wants jurors to order the South Korean electronics company to pay it more than U$2bn in damages for flagrantly copying iPhone features.
Meanwhile, Samsung lawyers maintained that the legal onslaught is the result of a "holy war" Apple declared on
"We are not pointing the finger at
Samsung maintains it did not copy,
"We are saying they independently developed these features and they don't infringe. Samsung didn't copy."
T"he launch of the first iPhone in 2007 shook the smartphone market and prompted Samsung to bemoan a "difference between Heaven and Earth" when it came to its handset line and Apple's coveted devices," McElhinny said while recapping evidence for jurors.
He said the US smartphone market quickly became a "two-horse race" between Apple and Samsung.
Samsung attorneys countered that the patented technology at issue in trial has not been used in iPhones and that smartphone buyers weigh a host of features and factors when choosing devices.
Jurors are to begin deliberations after attorneys complete closing statements in the trial that began at the start of April.
Samsung is the world's leading manufacturer of smartphones and tablets using
Android smartphones dominate the global market, particularly in devices offered for lower prices than iPhones.
The damage award was later trimmed to
If this new trial goes in Apple's favour, it could result in an even bigger award since it involves better-selling Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy S3 smartphone.
Jurors will also consider Samsung's claims that Apple infringed on patents related to transmitting digital video and storing digital images.
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