The Apple vs. Samsung trial that has taken place in a San Jose, California courtroom over the past few weeks is finally coming to an end, with both companies making their closing statements to jurors this afternoon. Apple was first-up, describing Samsung’s alleged act of “slavishly copying” the iPhone when it was introduced in 2007 in order to do damage control, and its effort to continue copying even more products over the years. Apple’s Harold McElhinny presented the company’s final arguments, saying that Samsung’s devices didn’t look similar to any of Apple’s until 2007 when the iPhone was launched. From 2007 and on, the Apple lawyer said the similarities were obvious, pointing out the Best Buy survey where customers got the Galaxy Tab confused with the iPad. He closed telling the jury to look at the evidence where Samsung executives expressed means of copying and to think about Samsung’s meeting with Google where Samsung was warned that it was copying Apple.
AllThingsD reports the Apple lawyer presented four scenarios where Samsung could owe Apple damages, from $2.481 billion in damages to a smaller $519 million. McElhinny said “Samsung was the iPhone’s biggest fan.”
Samsung has just started its closing arguments, where it’s not only defending itself against Apple’s copying accusations, but is also making a case that Apple ripped Samsung patents. Developing..