| SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29 Samsung transformed
the smartphone market only by copying iPhone technology, an
Apple attorney said on Tuesday as the two companies delivered
closing arguments to jurors after a month-long trial over mobile
Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
have been litigating around the world for nearly
three years. Jurors awarded the iPhone maker about $930 million
after a 2012 trial in San Jose, California, but Apple failed to
persuade U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to issue a permanent
injunction against the sale of Samsung phones.
The current trial involves a fresh batch of Apple patents,
which cover iPhone features like slide to unlock and search
technology. Apple is again seeking to ban sales of several
Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S III, as well as roughly
$2 billion in damages.
Samsung also claims Apple violated two of its patents, and
is seeking to ban the iPhone 5.
In court on Tuesday, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny said
Samsung's copying of Apple technology has greatly harmed the
iPhone maker and turned the smartphone market into a two horse
"Unlike in fairly tales, we know that Samsung's illegal
strategy has been wildly successful," McElhinny said.
While Apple called several engineers to testify at trial,
Samsung did not produce any of its own software executives to
discuss the creation of its phones, he said.
"None of them were brave enough to come here and face cross
examination," McElhinny said.
Attorneys for Samsung were scheduled to deliver their
closing statement later on Tuesday.
Samsung's phones run on the Android mobile operating system
developed by Google Inc. During trial, Samsung pointed
out that some of the features Apple claims to own were actually
invented by Google, and called a handful of Google executives to
testify on its behalf.
The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of
California is Apple Inc vs Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, 12-630.
(Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Richard Chang)