A highly anticipated patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung Electronics will get under way in a California courtroom on Tuesday.
Apple and Samsung Electronics spent Friday afternoon in a California courtroom engaged in final arguments ahead of a highly anticipated jury trial that starts next week.
According to documents submitted to a California court as part of the Samsung-Apple patent dispute, Apple looked in part to Sony for inspiration in designing its first iPhone, even having an internal designer produce "Sony-like" mock-ups of cell phones that carried the name of the Japanese electronics company.
A federal judge in California has rejected a request by Samsung that would have doubled the length and increased the complexity of a highly anticipated trial involving smartphone and tablet patents.
More mobile customers and increasing mobile data use pushed AT&T's revenue up. More than 70 percent of the company's new smartphone customers purchased iPhones.
Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop some of the patent infringement claims they have filed against each other in a move aimed at simplifying litigation between the two companies when the jury trial begins next week.
Samsung Electronics accused Apple of refusing to enter into negotiations to license essential 3G patents included in the iPhone and iPad during the first day of their patent trial in Australia.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed a prior ruling that an Eastman Kodak patent asserted in a complaint against Apple and Research In Motion is invalid.
HTC has filed a counterclaim before a court in Florida stating that Apple has infringed on two of its patents.
Motorola Mobility said Tuesday that it has taken "proactive measures" to ensure that its smartphones remain available to consumers in the U.S., despite a ban that goes into effect Wednesday.