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Apple lawyer invokes memory of Jobs at patent case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — It took Apple's attorney all of four minutes to invoke the memory of Steve Jobs, as closing arguments got underway in the company's legal battle with Samsung over smartphone technology.

Lawyer Harold McElhinny told jurors on Tuesday that Samsung had unfairly and brazenly ripped off smartphone features that Jobs and other Apple executives had invented.

Jobs, who died in 2011, is a Silicon Valley legend revered for launching Apple in his family's garage in 1976.

Apple's Cupertino headquarters is a 15-mile drive from the San Jose federal court where the patent case is playing out.

Samsung's lawyers are expected to deliver their closing arguments later in the day. The company accuses Apple of stealing its technology.

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