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Samsung credits itself for iPhone success in a roundabout way


Apple and Samsung will duke it out next week in a California court, and each side has submitted a brief to the court in preparation for this important jury trial, according to the Wall Street Journal. Besides arguing that it did not copy Apple's design, Samsung also used its brief to explain how its technology indirectly helped propel the iPhone to its lofty heights.

Samsung has been researching and developing mobile telecommunications technology since at least as early as 1991 and invented much of the technology for today's smartphones. Indeed, Apple, which sold its first iPhone nearly twenty years after Samsung started developing mobile phone technology, could not have sold a single iPhone without the benefit of Samsung's patented technology.

In contrast, Apple's brief discussed the billions it wanted from Samsung for infringement, and the pennies it was willing to pay Samsung for licensing the Korean company's wireless patents.

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