Friday, August 17, 2012

Finally! Apple, Samsung Finish Up Witness Testimony In Jury Trial

As the last moments of declare be evidence of in Apple and Samsung's obvious hearing approached this morning, the companies' give advice brought up (and re-brought up) consultant witnesses in an bid to lean jurors to their indicate of view. Early speak centered around Samsung's 3G, standards-related patents.

Michael Walker, one-time chairperson of the European telecommunications standards group ETSI , testified on interest of Apple about these 3G patents. He mentioned that Samsung did not divulge the patents in a timely sufficient conform for Apple to owe chartering fees to Samsung.

These Samsung application patents drop beneath a theory called FRAND , "fair, in accord with and non-discriminatory," that means they should be protected to third parties at a in accord with price.

Samsung argued it did not must be divulge the patents since they were trusted at the time, whilst Apple countered that the firm did not provide them as trusted to ETSI. Apple moreover claims Samsung's conditions (2.4 percent of the cost of an infringing iOS device) are unreasonable. A second witness, one-time Texas Instruments obvious lawyer Richard Donaldson moreover testified that Samsung's conditions were irrational - both in the commission reward Samsung is seeking for, and that the percent is practical to the complete plaque cost of the iPhone or iPad.

Both sides at last wrapped up be evidence of around 3:40 p.m. on Friday. "We are done," Judge Lucy Koh mentioned after Apple profession Bill Lee resolved his last cranky examination of a Samsung witness. Each side finished 25 complete hours of testimony.

Now, both parties have to finalize the instructions that will be given to the 9 jurors determining the case. Tuesday, any side will broach two hours of shutting arguments. Then the jurors deliberate.

Koh has repetitively urged both sides to ponder settling out of justice and dwindling the extent of the complex egghead skill case.

Friday outlines the finish of the third week of the Apple v. Samsung jury trial. The companies' enmity began when Apple sued Samsung for infringing pattern patents is to iPhone and iPad. More than a year later, both companies are suing the other, dozens of patents are involved, and any firm is seeking billions in damages. The hearing is approaching to conclude towards the finish of Aug .

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