SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Closing arguments have started in the multibillion dollar patent trial involving the world's biggest smartphone companies, after last-minute talks between chief executives failed to resolve the dispute.
After a judge spent the morning reading the jury 84 separate instructions Tuesday, Apple Corp. lawyer Harold McElhinny launched into his final pitch.
Apple argues that Samsung Electronics Corp. should pay the Cupertino-based company $2.5 billion for "ripping off" its iPhone and iPad technology.
Samsung's attorneys will deliver their closing argument later. They contend Apple should pay Samsung $400 million for allegedly stealing the South Korean company's technology.
Jurors are likely to start Wednesday.
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