Google to Defend Samsung in $2B Lawsuit With Apple

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The $2.2 billion lawsuit against Apple and Samsung is heating up with Google called to courts to defend Samsung.

Seven Google employees have been made witnesses in the $2 billion patent trial against Apple and Samsung.

Hiroshi Locheimer, Google’s vice president of Android engineering, testified yesterday about the development of the Android operating system used in Samsung’s phones.

Apple is suing the company, stating that many of the Android software features infringe on the iPhone’s patents.

Samsung on the other hand are trying to show that Apple is just trying to get their phones taken off the market in order to dominate the shelves and that no copyright infringement was intended.

Samsung and Apple have been neck and neck when it comes to sales. In the US, Apple gained 1.2 percent in the last quarter of 2013 whereas Samsung dropped by 0.3 percent.

Around the world, Samsung holds 31.3 percent of the smartphone market whereas Apple holds only 15.2 percent.

This is not the first lawsuit between the two companies either. Back in 2012, Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages after it was found that Samsung copied the look of their iPhone. While this case is exclusively about software copyright’s it’s not clear who is going to win.

 

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