Apple and Samsung are back in court, with Apple accusing Samsung of copying distinctive features on mobile devices. In dispute are the “slide to unlock” function and tap-from-search technology, for example when a phone number is shown on a web page and the user can tap it to begin a call. However, Samsung have responded with their own claims saying their innovations have also been copied.

This case involves disputes over features in the software and hardware of devices. Trainees with backgrounds in computer science and engineering are sought after by patent attorney employers, to work on cases similar to this one. Find out more about a career as a patent attorney and apply for the latest graduate jobs.

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