Apple vs Samsung: complete trial coverage

Apple vs Samsung
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The Apple vs. Samsung patent trial is well underway and it's not without its fair share of drama. Claims of iPhone envy, tampering with evidence and leaks to the media abound - and that was just in the first week.

In what some are calling the trial of the century, Apple's seeking $2.5 billion (£1.59 billion) from Samsung for allegedly ripping off its iOS devices.

For its part, the South Korean company aims to prove its innocence while winning its own countersuit for $421.8 million (£268.1 million).

Here's the latest news from each day of the trial.

Samsung guilty, must pay $1.049 billion in damages

It took just 21 hours for the jury to reach its decision that Samsung violated a number of Apple design and technology patents, awarding the later $1.05 billion in the process. Samsung's countersuit was rejected and the South Korean company walks away with nothing.

Patent attorney weighs in

Linda Kennedy, a Detroit-based patent lawyer, talked with TechRadar about the nuances of the case, the challenges facing the jury and how the verdict could fall right down the middle.

Closing arguments done, verdict goes to jury

Both sides argued at length for their cause as Apple set out to hammer a nail in Samsung's coffin with a document showing side-by-side comparisons of the iPhone and Galaxy S while a Samsung attorney made the case for fair competition. The jury begins deliberations next.

700+ question verdit document

Looks like the decision will come to the nine-member jury, which is expected to be handed over the case August 22. They'll have to answer over 700 individual questions packed into a 22-page document to determine who walks away with millions - or billions - of dollars.

Last ditch effort

In an attempt to keep the decision, or at least a convoluted decision from falling into the jury's lap, U.S. District judge Lucy Koh persuaded both sides' CEOs to talk over the phone in an attempt to resolve the dispute out of court.

The end is in sight

Powering through 14 witnesses with just over three total hours of trial time left, both sides ended testimony during day 12 of the in-court trial. Closing arguments are expected to begin early next week, if Apple and Samsung can whittle down what their jury instructions are.

Samsung wants $421.8 million

Samsung set out to prove that it's actually owed money in lost royalties for patents Apple's alleged infringed upon while also making the case Apple's damage estimates are way off.

Koh wonders if Apple lawyers are 'on crack'

What would you think if a legal team submitted briefings for more than 20 rebuttal witnesses with under 6 and a half hours of court room time left?

Taking bites out of Apple

All appeared lost for Samsung as Apple presented compelling evidence the company wanted to emulate its iOS devices. Now, Samsung is firing back, blasting into Apple's claims of originality with key testimony. Apple, naturally, isn't taking this assault sitting down.

'We did it first'

Central to Samsung's argument of innocence is that Apple's products weren't completely unique designs but were instead a product of the technological times. During the 10th day of testimony, Samsung "fact witnesses" said they were designing tablets before Cupertino ever did.

Judge asks both sides to settle outside of court

Lucy Koh, the U.S. District judge overseeing the trial, urged both sides' CEOs to talk an out-of-court settlement over the phone this weekend, claiming trouble could fall for both sides if the decision comes to a jury.

Apple's the copycat, Samsung witnesses say

Drama wasted no time coming into the court today as one of Samsung's scheduled witnesses was barred by Intel from testifying. Others took up the case, saying Samsung never copied Apple and was actually ripped off by the Cupertino company.

Samsung's first witnesses take the stand

Apple rested its case while Samsung brought its first witnesses before the court as the trial's third week got underway.

Based on the calculations of an accountant and Apple expert witness, a guilty Samsung would owe between $2.5 billion and $2.75 billion while both Samsung witnesses said prior art debunks Apple's argument its designs are wholly unique.

Michelle Fitzsimmons

Michelle was previously a news editor at TechRadar, leading consumer tech news and reviews. Michelle is now a Content Strategist at Facebook.  A versatile, highly effective content writer and skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, Michelle is a collaborative problem solver and covered everything from smartwatches and microprocessors to VR and self-driving cars.