Testimony to begin in Apple-Samsung patent trial

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A big patent trial between Apple and Samsung Electronics with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake starts in earnest Wednesday with lawyers for each side delivering opening statements.

The lawyers are expected to call the trial's first witness Wednesday after laying out their case for a federal jury in San Jose, Calif.

The trial is being held to determine how much Samsung owes Apple for copying vital features from the iPhone and iPad.

A previous jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion after determining 26 Samsung products had infringed six Apple patents. But a judge found the jury miscalculated $400 million in damages for 13 products and ordered a new trial to determine the proper amount.

The new jury is free to order new damages, ranging from nothing to more than the original $400 million.