The conflict between two of the most powerful technology companies in the world has been escalating for several years, underscoring the struggle to survive in the competitive smartphone and tablet markets. In this legal battle, billions of dollars are at stake along with bragging rights for innovations that have transformed the way we communicate and get information.
This trial starting will mark the latest round in a series of lawsuits between the firms. In the upcoming case, Apple is accusing Samsung of infringing on five patents on newer devices, including Galaxy smartphones and tablets, TIME Magazine reported. In a counterclaim, Samsung says Apple stole two of its ideas to use on iPhones and iPads.