“Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, testified Friday in court here that the reason Samsung gained so much market share in smartphones was because it copied Apple,” Shara Tibken reports for CNET.

“That’s also why Samsung flourished while other smartphone makers such as Motorola and Nokia floundered, he said,” Tibken reports. “‘There is a difference,’ Schiller said. ‘One is copying. The others are not — as much.'”

Tibken reports, “The comments from Schiller came toward the end of his testimony Friday morning in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose. A judge in March vacated about $450 million of an original sum Samsung was ordered to pay Apple for infringing on five of its patents. A retrial to determine new damages kicked off Tuesday with jury selection. Samsung is still on the hook for $600 million, no matter what happens in the retrial.”

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