Jury set to decide how much Samsung owes Apple

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Associated Press

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 5:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 5:30 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled today in the battle of tech titans Apple and Samsung over a patent infringement award.

Afterward, the Silicon Valley jury will begin deciding how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.

Apple is demanding $380 million. Samsung counters that it only owes $52 million for using features such as "pinch-to-zoom" in 13 older-generation products.

The one week trial was held to determine only damages.

An earlier jury found Samsung had infringed Apple's patents in making and selling 26 products and awarded Apple $1.05 billion. But U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the jury miscalculated damages for 13 products. The two companies each have won and lost ongoing legal skirmishes over the past couple of years.

A much larger trial scheduled for March will consider Apple's claims that Samsung's newer and current products are also infringing.

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