News Summary: Deliberations begin in Apple case

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People wait in line to get inside for the Apple and Samsung trial during a lunch break at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest technology disputes in history. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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People wait in line to get inside for the Apple and Samsung trial during a lunch break at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest technology disputes in history. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

CASE GOES TO JURY: Deliberations began Wednesday in a multibillion-dollar patent-infringement case in California pitting Apple against Samsung over the design of iPhones and iPads.

THE OUTLOOK: Few experts expected a quick verdict, with so much money and market clout at stake.

COMPLEX CASE: It took the judge more than two hours to read the 109 pages of instructions to the jury. As a verdict is reached, jurors must fill out a 20-page form with dozens of check-off boxes. Jurors have several smartphones and tablets to help them determine which device is alleged to have violated what patent.

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