Jury selection for the high-profile Apple vs Samsung US lawsuit is set begun on Monday in San Francisco, marking the beginning of the biggest battle between the technology titans to date.
The trial was confirmed earlier in July after peace talks between Apple's chief executive Tim Cook and top Samsung executives came to a standstill, with neither party being able to agree a resolution.
Apple renewed its all-out assault following the peace talks failure claiming Samsung owes it $2.5bn in damages.
The two companies' ongoing patent war began in 2011 after Apple accused Samsung of "slavishly copying" Apple iPad designs with its Galaxy tablets.
Samsung subsequently responded to the accusation with its own slew of patent infringement claims. The legal war has since escalated and the two are now embroiled in battles across 10 countries.
The global patent battle has seen both companies suffer, with the iPhone maker having successfully won temporary US sales bans of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Samsung having secured a ruling forcing Apple to print statements confirming the company did not steal its designs in the UK.
The trial is expected to last at least four weeks and at the time of publishing neither Samsung nor Apple had responded to V3's request for comment.
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