Jury selection for the trial between Samsung and Apple over patents will begin on July 30 in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California. The case will be presided over by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh. Jurors will have to wade through the particulars of the case and decide which company has a valid claim that the other infringed on its patents related to their respective smartphone devices.
In the San Jose case, Apple is seeking damages of $2.5 billion based on claims that rival Samsung copied core design features from its iPhone and iPad devices. Apple is also seeking a permanent ban on the U.S. sale of Samsung's Galaxy 7 tablet computer. Currently Apple has successfully secured a preliminary ban on the sale of the device in the U.S.
For its part Samsung plans to show evidence that, prior to Apple's introduction of the iPhone in 2007, it was developing a new phone (in 2006) that would use "a simple, rounded rectangular body dominated by a display screen with a single physical button on the face."
Bloomberg has a fascinating article with plenty of experts weighing in on how nasty this particular case will get by the end. You can find it here.