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Closing arguments begin in Apple vs Samsung patent trial

Closing arguments begin in Apple vs Samsung patent trial

The jury is expected to begin deliberations on Wednesday.

Closing arguments have begun in the high-profile patent-infringement case between Apple and Samsung.

Each company will get an hour to present their final arguments to the 10-person jury and then further time to present a rebuttal.

The process, which is expected to occupy the court for the rest of Tuesday, began with Apple lawyer Harold McElhinny imploring the jury to look at the documents presented during the case in chronological order.

"Witnesses can be mistaken, exhibits for trial are always created for a purpose and can confuse and mislead, but historical documents are almost always where the truth lies," McElhinny said.

He then began to review some of the documents Apple hopes will convince the jury that Samsung deliberately sought to produce what McElhinny called "iPhone knock-offs."

The closing arguments follow a morning during which the jury was read more than 100 pages of instructions for its deliberations, which are expected to begin on Wednesday morning.

The case, number 11-01846, pits plaintiff Apple against defendant Samsung in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecoms, Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Martyn on Twitter at @martyn_williams. Martyn's e-mail address is martyn_williams@idg.com


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