Breaking: Verdict in Apple-Samsung trial imminent

::SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A decision in the multi-
billion dollar trial between Apple and
Samsung has been reached, and will be
announced shortly.
Hanging in the balance are possible sales
bans on phones and tablets on both sides,
as well as a damages tally that ranges
from millions to billions of dollars
depending on how the jury comes down.
The nine-person group heard the closing
arguments from both sides on Tuesday.
Apple used its time to once again paint
Samsung as a copycat that threatened to
undo innovation, while Samsung depicted
Apple as a stifler to competition.
The jury, which is made up of seven men
and two women, has been holed up in the
San Jose Federal Courthouse since
Wednesday morning. The trial itself
stretched a little more than three weeks.
To reach its verdict, the group faced a 20-
page verdict form requiring them to select
which products from either company
infringed on which patents. Adding to that
task were questions about assigning
damages, and determining whether
Samsung had violated antitrust laws with
its 3G wireless patents, and diluted Apple's
trade dress.
Stay tuned.

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