The seemingly endless legal battle over intellectual property between Samsung and Apple took a strange turn yesterday when Samsung's lawyers accused their opponents of using racially tinged language to appeal to the jury's patriotism. The South Korean company's lawyers are seeking a mistrial.
Yesterday, according to Bloomberg News, Harold McElhinny, an Apple attorney, made closing remarks that appealed to patriotism. He lamented that there weren't any more American-made televisions like there used to be back in the good old days. He connected this problem to the issue of intellectual property, saying that US TV manufacturers failed because they didn't protect it.