Apple lawyer invokes memory of Jobs at patent case

Apr 29, 2014
Apple attorneys Harold McElhinny, left, William Lee, center, and Rachel Krevans walk with others to a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Monday, April 28, 2014. A federal court has delayed by a day closing arguments in the Apple and Samsung trial because of an appeals court ruling in another case on a related patent issue. Dueling expert witnesses were called back to the stand Monday in a San Jose federal courtroom to discuss whether the ruling in a legal dispute between Apple and Motorola has any effect on the Apple and Samsung trial. Lawyers will now deliver closing arguments Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

It took Apple's attorney all of four minutes to invoke the memory of Steve Jobs, as closing arguments got underway in the company's legal battle with Samsung over smartphone technology.

Lawyer Harold McElhinny told jurors on Tuesday that Samsung had unfairly and brazenly ripped off smartphone features that Jobs and other Apple executives had invented.

Jobs, who died in 2011, is a Silicon Valley legend revered for launching Apple in his family's garage in 1976.

Apple's Cupertino headquarters is a 15-mile drive from the San Jose federal court where the patent case is playing out.

Samsung's lawyers are expected to deliver their closing arguments later in the day. The company accuses Apple of stealing its technology.

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