CNET News Video: Apple, Samsung are new contenders in patent battle
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CNET News Video: Apple, Samsung are new contenders in patent battle

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On Monday, a federal trial between Apple and Samsung gets under way in San Jose, Calif. Both technology giants are claiming the other stole their patented technology for use in their mobile devices. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the trial details and what the outcome could mean to consumers.

Apple vs Samsung to battle the Smartphone giants has begun. At issue is whether Samsung still apples patents when it came out with its line of mobile devices. Or whether Apple ripped off Samsung's intellectual property to create its iPhone and iPad. IPhone and iPad users are familiar with the pinch and zoom functionality of their devices. But this is just one of several design features that Apple claims Samsung stole. Big tech patent litigation is common but this battle is crucial and it's being waged around the world. Both his company's T-Mobile devices as their future it's making it a huge and ever increasing part of the revenue stream. And really represents a next generation of computing so anything they can do to get an edge in this is -- -- Experts say technology patent cases are inherently difficult to judge -- the parent -- -- truly revolutionary comes out of nowhere saints built on technology has come -- or. There are also -- millions patents out. And so one can often look and find something out there to say how well this is what you took -- -- -- -- Depending on who wins you could be paying more for your Smartphone with fewer models to choose from --

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