Samsung's opening statement calls Apple's suit "an attack on Android"

Samsung's opening statement calls Apple's suit "an attack on Android"
Apple and Samsung have exchanged opening statements in the second patent trial between the two tech firms. Apple is suing Samsung for $2 billion, while Samsung seeks $7 million. Apple's attorney, Harold McElhinny, showed  video of the original Apple iPhone introduction made by Steve Jobs and accused Samsung of copying features like slide-to-unlock. McElhinny used what he called a "cut and paste" approach to design the Galaxy line of smartphones and the Galaxy Tab line of tablets.

During Samsung's opening statement, attorney John Quinn said that while "Apple is a great company, they don't own everything." Quinn states that Apple's suit is an attack on the Android OS and accused Apple of trying to prevent competition. Turning to the jury, the attorney brought up the $2 billion that Apple is seeking from Samsung. That amount, said Quin, is "a gross exaggeration and an insult to your intelligence".

As the plaintiff, Apple will be presenting its case first with marketing executive Phil Schiller expected to take the stand. Samsung is expected to call on Google to provide some of its witnesses and experts. The Korean manufacturer is expected to use these witnesses to prove that it had licensed four out of the five patents it is accused by Apple of infringing. Also expected to testify on Samsung's behalf is the father of Android, Andy Rubin.

Some of the devices listed in filings related to this case include the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY Note II, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 4s, Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4, Apple iPad mini, and fourth and fifth generation iPod touch.



source: WSJ via MacRumors, SlashGear

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66 Comments

57. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Dirty rotten apple... Smh

55. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The jury must be shaking their heads for apple still crying for slide to unlock. Man google must have patented notification drawer and sue the hell of apple. Then it would have been interesting.

41. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Apple hates losing against samsung so apple is trying to put samsung down. You can try apple but samsung will always have that last "bite"

27. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I wish and pray Apple just go bankrupt

26. garyII

Posts: 160; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

funny to the statement "cut and paste", somehow indicating that after u cut, there is no more to be left...haha

22. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The thing is when advertising they call thier device "my galaxy" or "my samsung" its bullcrap. Android tablet or android phone. Samsung shouldn't forget who made it possible for them to be where they are. Their ego and build quality is why after my note 2 I will never own another samsung phone.

31. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

You're attributing many harsh things to something that they literally give a personality and soul to (like most OEMs). An OS would be nothing without hardware and without accessibility. If I splattered my very own launcher on top of stock, my very own widgets, my very own features and my very own UI everywhere else, I sure as heck will call it MY Android. They made the Galaxy series, so sue them. PS: I love MY Note 3, by the way. :D

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hmmm, I wonder why Samusng only asks for a few million? Must not be as greedy as a certain fruit...

20. Awalker

Posts: 1987; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think it's tactical. It makes it look absurd that Apple is looking for a couple of billion dollars while Samsung is seeking a few million. If Samsung loses, the jury might drastically reduce the amount owed.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31799; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who really cares man. I guarantee you, win or lose Samsung won't send you a dime for all the support you show on here. Cry all you want, but you will remain just as faceless to them as I am to them and apple. You'll still get the green thumbs you want though. We know thats what you're after.

32. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

That's not what this is about. This is about banning and blocking products, despite having the patents or licensing to build and sell them. Consumers seeing a dime of it never was the issue, consumers being able to buy what they want is the issue.

69. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Seems like dark don't even cares about a consumer rights to purchase what He/she wants. He only favors apple success in this trail but don't understand a consumer is the one that still looses when Apple bans a device. Not everyone don't want a idevice.

34. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The POT calling the KETTLE black... We all know who the "GREEN THUMB" junky is here on PA... And his name starts with a "d" and has two "kk" and two "ii" in it. Hahaha O.o

49. maherk

Posts: 7086; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

if you don't care then why the hell are you bashing everyone who is pointing fingers at Apple's dirty antics? what a hypocrite

51. SleepingOz unregistered

Exactly! He has always been oversensitive when it comes to critics about apple. He pretends to be a tech lover for more credibility when trolling.

52. willard12 unregistered

Though he doesn't care, he's still got to get to the 10,000 post plateau in order to make it to the PA Hall of Fame. Someone who can't recognize that a large corporation is seeking an INJUNCTION against its closest competitor and doesn't see how it affects consumers should just be ignored. There are 2 x profitable cell phone manufacturers. One is seeking to ban the other in one trial, and appealing the verdict of the other trial because the judge didn't grant an injunction. And this doesn't affect consumers.......ignorance is bliss.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31799; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, don't care. As I said earlier, simply sell me the device(s) I want.

53. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

probably just for covering legal fees.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

DAMN STRAIGHT it's a an attack against Android. Apple just won't admit in defeat or want too loose to another company. It's a pity that Apple hates too loose and DON'T WANT TO COMPETE.

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

True, they cannot beat Apple out in the Consumer world, so they decided to try and beat them in the judicial world....corporations like APPLE are the scum of this earth...

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31799; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As are posters like you

28. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

People having a bad day shouldn't be allowed to post - at all. :P He is talking about a "mega rich" corporation, not about you, so calm your tits!

68. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yet u still support a TYRANT company that BAN DEVICES.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31799; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Is what it is. Loser just pay up, and shut up.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Has the case been decided upon and ruled already? Or your did on they should just pay based upon,.. Um that they was accused? Idk.

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Autocorrect fail. Did On= do you.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Giod grief i'n haven a stoke... I meant... Do you think they should just pay out now?

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31799; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, let the jury decide and be done with it. To me it really doesn't matter, both are mega rich, nothing will be getting an injunction, and a cross licensing deal will result. Both will continue to rake in billions, and their fans will continue to flood the sites with crap posts. The world will continue to spin on its axis.

46. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Wrong. If Apple lose this cases. they are dead. Write it down.

70. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

you'll dead before apple or samsung does

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