Apple vs Samsung: complete trial coverage

Docs reveal licensing agreement terms

Court documents released during the trials 7th day shed light on negotiations between the two companies that stalled in 2010. According to the documents, Apple offered Samsung a $30 base for each touchscreen phone and $40 for each tablet it licensed.

Technology patents violated

The trial wrapped up its second week with another deluge of Apple-centric testimony as the company brought in several professors and survey takers who contended Samsung has infringed on multiple Apple technology patents while at the same time confusing consumers.

One of Samsung's attorneys attempted to justify the confusion some find between the two company's products as if comparing "McDonald's and Burger King."

Apple seeking billions from Samsung

Apple submitted a filing revealing just how much it wants Samsung to fork over for its alleged patent infringements: $2.5 billion (£1.59 billion), all taken from profits Samsung has made on the sale of "accused devices" like the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Document shows Samsung 'envied' iPhone

Apple entered an internal Samsung document into evidence that supposedly illustrates how the South Korean company carefully studied the iPhone and intended to copy the device.

However, Samsung says that, despite appearances, the internal document is "typical competitive analysis."

Samsung gets wrist slapped

Day five started with Samsung presenting photographic evidence of Apple's iPhone looking similar if not the same as Samsung's Epic 4G Touch.

However, in one of the trial's more dramatic turn of events, Judge Lucy Koh admonished Samsung's lawyers for tweaking the image of the Epic 4G Touch the night before the trial to look more like the iPhone.

"I'm not going to have this happen again," she warned.

'Designs substantially similar'

During testimony on day four, expert witness Paul Bressler - a prominent product designer - claimed that he felt the Samsung smartphone design essentially copied the iPhone, saying that "the design of the [Galaxy S 4G] would be considered substantially the same."

Bressler added,"It is my opinion there are a number of Samsung phones and two Samsung tablets that are substantially the same as the designs in [Apple's] patents."

Judge Koh attempts to plug leak

Judge Lucy Koh reprimanded both Apple and Samsung's legal teams for filing too many objections and reconsiderations calling the amount of filings "ridiculous."

Additionally, Judge Koh was reportedly angered by Samung's legal team leaking excluded evidence from the case to the media.

After telling Samsung that she thought that the evidence was intentionally leaked, she demanded to know who on the team made the decision to give the information to the press.

Let the games begin

Day one of the long-awaited Apple vs Samsung patent fracus began with a blast from the past. Several images of Apples abandoned prototypes of the first iPhone and iPad were presented in court.

The trial is expected to last a month, and Apple hopes to prove that Samsung copied design and user interface for several of its products.

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.