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You can't patent sexy: The Apple-Samsung trial told in tweets
   
      
      
         




   

For the past five days, eight jurors, one judge and a handful of reporters in a California courtroom have listened to a couple of dozen lawyers argue over hundreds of millions of dollars that Samsung might owe to Apple for infringing its patents.


The jury trial is a cornerstone of the justice system in many countries and most people’s access to the process has typically been through the daily dispatches of reporters. These days—at least in the Northern District of California—those reporters are often allowed to use laptops and access the Internet. And that means they can tweet.


Here’s a look at some of the highs and lows of the trial as told through those tweets.

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There are a lot of dollars at stake and that means a lot of talk about money. Sometimes the testimony got deep in the weeds. On Friday, as most of nearby San Francisco was absorbed with a little boy having his Batman dream come true, there was a plea from the courtroom for help.
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