Apple attacks Samsung over search, syncing


SAN JOSE — Apple presented evidence Monday related to three of the five software patents at issue in their latest battle with Samsung over smartphone-related intellectual property.

Most of the day was complicated expert testimony regarding Apple’s software patents and why Samsung devices infringed upon them. Apple presented evidence on why Samsung infringed on Apple’s methods for data detection, universal search, and background syncing.

In 2012, Apple won a jury trial over the design of the first generation of phones and tablets. The current jury trial is only on Apple’s mobile operating system software and how Samsung devices using Google’s Android operating system violate the patents.

After University of Canterbury Professor Andrew Cockburn was done testifying, Apple brought in French software engineer Thomas Deniau followed with computer science professors Todd Mowry and Alex Snoeren.

Samsung devoted its cross examination to distinguishing details between infringing and non-infringing devices.

Testimony in the Apple Samsung patent case will resume Tuesday morning with more cross examination of Professor Snoeren.

Apple has used about seven hours of its twenty-five allotted to the trial while Samsung has used four.

Apple will next present expert testimony related to the damages sustained from the infringement. Apple may conclude introducing evidence by Friday.

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