It is the final moments in the Apple and Samsung trial before judgment goes to jury. In these final moments, both Apple and Samsung have presented their closing argument.
The widely covered between Apple and Samsung is finally starting to wrap up after weeks of courtroom shenanigans, hundreds of pages of evidence, and many interesting witness testimonials. After a failed settlement talk, both Samsung and Apple are putting forward their best closing argument against the other.
Apple was up first in their statement, and they went into their closing argument to explain that Samsung “slavishly copied” the iPhone in 2007 as a form of damage control because their own products were being beaten out by the iPhone. They went on to remark that none of Samsung’s products looked like an Apple product until the iPhone was released, then Samsung proceeded to copy not only the iPhone, but also future products of Apple’s. Apple’s attorneys went on to cite the evidence that Samsung executives expressed means of copying and that even Google warned Samsung that they were dangerously close to copying Apple.
“Samsung was the iPhone’s biggest fan” was what Apple attorney Harold McElhinny told the jurors after showing four scenarios outlining the massive $2.5 billion Samsung could owe to Apple.
We only wait to see how effective Apple was in its case against Samsung. While it seems like Apple made a solid case, it is still up to the jurors to determine whether Samsung actually copied Apple design. We will keep you up to date as this trial comes to a close.