This will be the same courtroom in which Apple won it's first major $1 billion victory against Samsung in 2012. The jury award in that case has been adjusted down slightly to $992 million.
This time, Samsung plans on calling Google to help it argue that the software was created independently. Google executives, including Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice-president of engineering for Android, are expected to describe how they built the mobile operating system.
Apple is accusing Samsung of infringing on five utility patents that cover narrow software features such as auto-correct, slide to unlock, universal search, and others. Samsung is also counter-suing Apple for two utility patents that cover wireless video transmission and a method for organizing digital photos.
While Apple is seeking $2 billion in damages, Samsung is only seeking $22 million. Which may be a strategy to make Apple's demands seem excessive.
[via The Financial Times]