In a barrage of nine lawsuits filed Thursday, Ericsson alleges that Apple's iPhone and iPad infringe a total of 41 of its patents
The court also denied most of Apple's other motions
Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid
A news report has said that the two companies are working towards a settlement
The deal will see the two work toward patent reform, they said
Number of patents, jury award both less than Apple was seeking.
Four-week jury trial begins closing arguments as Apple demands $2 billion in damages.
Samsung lawyers were on the hotspot in front of an angry Judge Koh as a result of a remark made by one of their witnesses
Each side could get addiitonal time for testimony as a result of a federal appeals court ruling Friday
The companies have paid tens of millions of dollars to lawyers and hundreds of thousands of dollars to witnesses.