Californian jurors get to work in Apple and Samsung case

City A.M. Reporter
Nine jurors began deliberating today in Apple’s high stakes patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics, a process that could take several days due to the complex legal issues in play.

The trial began late last month in a San Jose, California federal court, just miles from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.

Apple accuses Samsung of copying the design and some features of its iPad and iPhone, and is asking for a sales ban in addition to monetary damages. South Korea's Samsung, which is trying to expand in the US, says Apple infringed several patents, including some for its key wireless technology.

The two tech giants are going toe-to-toe in a patents dispute that mirrors the struggle for industry supremacy between the two rivals that control more than half of worldwide smartphone sales.

The jurors received more than 100 pages of legal instructions from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday, and heard closing arguments from attorneys.

Now, their task is to fill out a 20 page-long verdict form about seven Apple patents in the case, five from Samsung, along with other complicated legal claims.