SAN FRANCISCO - The multimillion-dollar patent dispute between the leading manufacturers of smartphones in the world, Apple and Samsung, is coming to an end.
Lawyers for both sides are scheduled to present in federal court closing arguments on Tuesday, and a jury of nine people begin deliberating Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning.
Apple sued Samsung for 2,500 million dollars and required to withdraw from the U.S. market its popular smartphones and computers type tablet with the argument that the South Korean company technology plagiarized its iPhone and iPad products.
Samsung, meanwhile, sues Apple paying $399 million for allegedly using its technology in iPhones and iPads without payments.
The trial is only the most recent clash between the two companies for the design of their products.
The two companies have held litigation in courts of Australia, United Kingdom and Germany.