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Apple-Samsung patent showdown begins

SAN FRANCISCO — Two tech titans square off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial about control of the US smartphone and computer tablet markets.

Apple Inc. sued Samsung Electronics Co. last year, alleging the world’s largest technology company’s smartphones and computer tablets are illegal knockoffs of Apple’s iPhone and iPad products. It demands $2.5 billion in damages, an award that would dwarf the largest patent-related verdict to date.

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