Apple v. Samsung is a federal lawsuit brought by Apple Computer, the manufacturer of the iPhone, against Samsung, which is a South Korean company that is the largest seller of smart phones in the world.
Apple chose the venue for this trial in Silicon Valley, not far from its headquarters. It requested more than $2 billion in damages for alleged infringement on its design and utility patents, and a nine-person jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in August 2012.
After post-trial motions by both sides to increase or reduce the award, an appeal is expected to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is located in D.C. Unless expedited relief is sought on appeal, briefing and argument before the Federal Circuit is not likely to occur in this case before 2013.