Samsung to enlist Google's help in latest court battle with Apple

01 April, 2014

In its most recent court spat, Samsung will be looking to key Google engineers to testify in its favor, and provide evidence that Android was developed independently of iOS.



Jury selection begins this week in the most recent of a long series of trials between the two top smartphone manufacturers. Apple is seeking up to $40 per Samsung device sold in royalties - totalling $2 billion in damages - on five distinct patents including tap to search and slide to unlock. Samsung, in turn, has decided to countersue on two of its own patents, which the Koreans say are infringed in the iPhone and iPad.

Hopefully the enlistment of Google's top engineers will mean that the two top mobile OSs will be able to finally settle their differences, as continued legal disagreements means bad news for everyone - mostly the consumers.

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