SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the legal spat between Apple and Samsung, which some consider a warm-up for Apple versus Google, things got small. As in, microchip-sized small.
Samsung spent the morning in court here arguing that two of its wireless technology patents had been infringed by two Apple devices. In both cases, Samsung's infringement claims focus on low-level cellular features within a chip made by Intel-owned Infineon.
While a physically small component of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, which Samsung says illegally use the technology, the chip could cost Apple $350 million in damages if Samsung wins.… Read more