(Credit: Vicki Behringer)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With both sides now out of time, the end to the trial between two of the biggest companies in tech draws ever nearer to a close.
Apple and Samsung today both ran through the last few hours -- or in Samsung's case, just minutes -- of their allotted 25 hours for rebuttals and clarifications.
Still ahead are closing arguments in which the two companies get their last chance to convince a jury of nine that the other company is infringing on its technology. A decision in either direction could result in millions -- even billions -- of dollars in damages, as well as potential sales bans on infringing products.
In Apple's case, the company wants $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung for allegedly copying the look and feel of the iPhone and the iPad, as well as infringing on its software features and potentially confusing customers. Samsung wants around $519 million from Apple for infringements to five of its patents on Apple's portable devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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