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Apple makes final pitch to US jury in Samsung trial

Published on Apr 30, 2014 1:27 AM

SAN JOSE (REUTERS) - Samsung transformed the smartphone market only by copying iPhone technology, an Apple attorney said on Tuesday as the two companies delivered closing arguments to jurors after a month-long trial over mobile patents.

Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have been litigating around the world for nearly three years.

While jurors awarded the iPhone maker millions in damages after a 2012 trial in San Jose, California, Apple failed to persuade US District Judge Lucy Koh to issue a permanent injunction against the sale of Samsung phones.

The current trial involves a fresh batch of Apple patents, which cover iPhone features like slide to unlock and search technology. Apple is again seeking to ban sales of several Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S III, as well as roughly US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) in damages.

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