The Tweet Beat: Samsung and Apple's Legal Grapple

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Apple vs. Samsung: The saga continues.
Apple vs. Samsung: The saga continues.

The gloves are off in a California court room…well, the gloves would have to be off (unless they're fingerless) if you want to use a touchscreen. But in any case—things are getting a bit dirty at Apple & Samsung's Big Fat Lawsuit: The Sequel.

The whole thing officially started back in the summer of 2010, when Apple issued a warning to its rival stating concern that certain Samsung devices represented an infringement on Apple patents. They tried to reach a deal, negotiations broke down, and Apple filed a suit against Samsung calling the company, basically, a bunch of copycats. The verdict in the first trial was wholly in Apple's favor—the jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages. There was an appeal, favorable to Samsung. Then, at the end of 2012, the U.S. Patent Office disputed some of Apple's patents, including “pinch-to-zoom”—one of the most hotly contested, and lucrative, features. A retrial was set; some of Apple's winnings were taken away by a judge; the retrial started; Apple won more damages against Samsung…

ANYWAY. The saga continues—and now the second U.S. trial is in full swing and it's quite the soap opera:


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