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The apple Samsung patent trial could be days away from reaching a verdict as the jury begins deliberating today but the 2.5.
Billion dollars that apple is seeking.
It's not the only thing that's at stake here car.
Really it's not even about the money as it may not agent consists of patent attorney and partner.
At alarm law group that he is joining us now IV.
But nothing what is it truly about we look at this and we say that apple was probably terrified that if Samsung sort of win this -- have many people.
Making products that look a lot like the iPhone and the iPad.
That's probably correct thank you for having me.
Yes the money certainly is an issue 2.5 billion dollars is a lot of money and that's even on the -- Jan.
-- most patent cases.
But in addition.
Apple is seeking an injunction which means that apple wants to stop Samsung from continuing to sell.
The allegedly infringing products in the United States.
So you know what we have here is a situation where apple previously.
Was the largest seller of Smartphones.
And Samsung took over as the leader of the market.
Samsung came out with -- newer galaxy products which some say look a lot like the Apple iPhone.
As well as is -- tablets and look like the the apple iPad.
And in addition to the look of these products.
The issue the functionality and whether or not certain functions of those galaxy products.
Operate like the iPhone and therefore infringe.
On certain patents that apple -- -- -- -- let's let's cut to the chase here if in fact.
Let's say that apple wins this case does that.
Really hamper competition in the industry because the consumer they're two competing things you have -- -- obviously property rights.
Vs competition the more property rights you have the more stringent interpretation property rights the less likely -- your -- have gonna have.
Real competition on products and that means the consumers get less right.
Based on the information that I've that I've obtained -- public media because I've not been in the courtroom.
It appears that there is evidence that apple is presented that Samsung has copied.
That you know there -- certain.
Engineers within Sam song that talked about the potential for copying the apple products.
Any time you have copying of patented designs in my view and I think of in the view of many patent practitioners.
What you have is the patent laws.
Being cut against an -- -- basically the principles of the patent laws are are hampered now.
The patent laws are for the purpose of enhancing technology enhancing innovation and ultimately the enhancement of innovation within the marketplace.
Is good for consumers.
-- come on the other hand and on the other hand you know if it is not true that Samsung has copied.
Then what you're basically having here is the patent laws being used to restrict competition.
But knotty Jenkins partner at the Laura walker thank you from -- thank you very much -- of course you know the jury.
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