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Many millions at stake at 2nd Apple-Samsung trial

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  • The latest legal battle between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is getting underway in Silicon Valley.

      The latest legal battle between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is getting underway in Silicon Valley.
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Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The latest legal battle between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is getting underway in Silicon Valley.

Lawyers for Apple and Samsung Electronics will begin picking a jury Tuesday that will decide how much Samsung owes Apple for infringing its patents.

Another federal jury awarded Apple slightly more than $1 billion earlier this year after finding Samsung infringed six patents in making two dozen devices. But the judge tossed out $400 million in damages and ordered a new jury to recalculate damages for 13 Samsung products found to have been infringing Apple's patents.

The proceedings are just a warm-up for a much larger trial between the two companies scheduled for March. That trial will focus on newer products still on the market, while the current trial is a battle over products that are several years old and no longer sold in the U.S.

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