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Decoding the Apple-Samsung patent dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features.

The companies’ most-recent legal tussle all but concluded on Friday, when a California jury found that Samsung copied some of Apple’s smartphone features.

The panel also concluded that Apple illegally used one of Samsung’s patents in creating the iPhone 4 and 5.

System and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data.

In a mobile device, the technology described in this patent is used to display a pop-up menu of options.

The jury found that Apple proved Samsung infringed on the patent across several mobile devices, including the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S III and Stratosphere.

[…] the panel rejected claims pertaining to Samsung’s Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch and Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

Samsung’s patent describes a system for digitizing, compressing and transmitting audio and visual signals and then reversing the process for broadcast.

Apple did not infringe on a section of Samsung’s patent that covers transmitting video in real time over a cellular frequency.