A federal court in San Francisco will witness a face-off between Apple and Samsung on Monday over control of the US smart phone and computer tablet markets, according to reports.
Apple Inc filed a lawsuit against South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co last year alleging the world's largest technology company's smart phones and computer tablets are illegal knockoffs of its popular iPhone and iPad products.
Apple is seeking more than $2.5 billion in a case accusing the South Korean firm of copying designs and other patents from the iPhone and iPad maker in the trial in San Jose, California, federal court.
The trial is scheduled to go before U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who last month awarded Apple a preliminary injunction that could force Samsung's Galaxy 10.1 from shelves pending the outcome of the trial.
According to USA Today, the landmark legal case could have long-lasting ripple effects on more than 50 lawsuits waged worldwide between mobile phone makers powered by Google's Android mobile operating system and Apple, say legal experts.
Samsung, meanwhile, will attempt to make the case that Apple's hottest gadgets, the iPhone and iPad would have been impossible to make without its technology. Furthermore, the company contends that if Apple is successful against it, the outcome could "stifle legitimate competition," with a corresponding impact on consumers, CNet said.