In retrial, Apple and Samsung make final pitches to jury

Reuters

By Dan Levine

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 19 (Reuters) - Apple Inc argued in court on Tuesday that Samsung had failedto present meaningful evidence to rebut allegations that theKorean electronics giant had improperly used the iPhone maker'spatented technology.

At closing arguments in a San Jose, California federalcourt, Apple attorney William Lee said Samsung had not producedany senior executives from Korea to testify in a damages retrialbetween the two companies, while Apple called its marketingchief Phil Schiller to the stand.

Apple and Samsung are engaged in a global litigation battleover patents. Last year, Apple was awarded over $1 billion afterit convinced a jury that Samsung copied various iPhone featuresand design touches, like using your fingers to pinch and zoomthe display and the phone's flat, black glass screen.

In March, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh upheld about $600million of that verdict but ordered a retrial on the rest,ruling that the previous jury had made some errors in itscalculations. During the retrial, Apple asked the jury toaward$379.8 million, while Samsung argued that it should have topay $52.7 million.

Samsung manufactures phones that use the Android operatingsystem, which is developed by Google.

In court on Tuesday, Lee urged the six woman, two man juryto focus on internal Samsung documents, which tell the realstory about what happened.

"Witnesses forget, or in the case of Samsung here, witnessesdon't appear," Lee said.

Samsung is expected to deliver it's closing argument laterthis morning.

The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District ofCalifornia is Apple Inc vs. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, 11-1846.

View Comments (1)