OK lawsuit groupies, get your signs and banners ready, as the most anticipated lawsuit of this week kicks off today! A California courtroom will be the arena for the battle between the Cupertino Kids, (Apple!), and the bombastic battlers from Korea, (Samsung!)
As pointed out by Philip Elmer-DeWitt of Fortune’s Apple 2.0, the trial can be summarized by the first few lines in each company’s pre-trial brief.
Apple: “Samsung is on trial because it made a deliberate decision to copy Apple’s iPhone and iPad.” Samsung: “In this lawsuit, Apple seeks to stifle legitimate competition and limit consumer choice to maintain its historically exorbitant profits.”
We’ll keep you posted each day with details of the accusations, charges, counter-charges, and objections. (Both sustained and overruled.)
For a review of all the preliminary action that’s been happening between Apple and Samsung before the big battle begins, checkout our previous coverage of the continuing spat between the two tech giants. (And you thought the pre-game show for the Super Bowl was long!)