Closing arguments delayed in Apple-Samsung trial

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 28, 2014 at 5:52 pm •  Published: April 28, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal court on Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung because of an appeals court ruling in another case on a related issue.

Dueling expert witnesses were called back to the stand in a federal courtroom in San Jose to discuss whether the ruling in a legal dispute between Apple and Motorola has any effect on the Apple-Samsung trial.

The Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., on Friday upheld a federal judge's legal definition of Apple's so-called "quick links" patent at issue in the dispute between Apple and Motorola.

In Silicon Valley, Apple is accusing Samsung of infringing the patent that automatically turns phone numbers and email addresses into links, enabling users to make calls and send messages with a single click.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said the matter was best left for the jury to decide.

Lawyers will begin delivering closing arguments on Tuesday, with jurors to begin deliberations when the arguments conclude.

The high-stakes battle between the world's largest smartphone makers has exposed the cutthroat competition between the two companies. Each accused the other of ripping off designs and features as they fought for supremacy of the $330 billion worldwide market.

Apple is seeking $2.2 billion, while Samsung is asking for considerably less.

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