Jury selected for Apple, Samsung patent trial

Judge chooses group after lengthy questioning to spot possible biases toward Silicon Valley companies

A judge has carefully selected 10 people to hear arguments in a bitter, multibillion-dollar patent battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

Last year, Apple sued Samsung for purportedly copying its iPhone and iPad. Samsung countersued, and the prolonged patent fight over mobile devices began. Experts say Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung is a proxy battle against Google Inc., as Samsung’s smartphones and tablets run on Google’s Android operating system.

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