“Apple Inc.’s lawyer told a jury at a $2 billion trial that Samsung Electronics Co. made itself a dominant player in the smartphone industry only by copying the iPhone maker on ‘feature after feature’ over several years,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.
“In 2007, when Apple introduced the iPhone, Samsung had only 5 percent of the U.S. mobile handset market and didn’t even offer a touch smartphone, attorney Harold McElhinny said,” Rosenblatt reports. “Now, having elected to methodically ‘copy feature after feature after feature of the iPhone’ in its own devices, Samsung is the world’s leading seller of smartphones powered by Google Inc.’s Android operating system, Apple’s lawyer said.”
“Bill Price, a lawyer for Samsung, began today by telling jurors that McElhinny used the word ‘copy’ frequently to ‘get you angry,'” Rosenblatt reports. “‘Samsung didn’t copy it, Google didn’t copy it,’ Price said. ‘You can’t copy it if it isn’t there.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
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