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July 9, 1997 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, Platinum Software Corp. figured that its customers would never mistake the company's computer accounting programs for the database tools made by a similarly named high-technology firm in Chicago. But now, as both companies expand into some of the same cities worldwide, the Orange County software maker decided that Platinum Technology Inc. is infringing on its trademark name. The Irvine firm charges in a lawsuit, filed in U.S.
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October 1, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Computer Associates International Inc. and Platinum Technology International Inc. are accused in a Justice Department lawsuit of illegally fixing prices when they stopped competing before getting approval to combine the companies. The government maintains that the companies broke the law by agreeing to limit discounts offered to customers before the approval, a practice called gun-jumping. Computer Associates bought Platinum Technology in 1999 for $3.5 billion. The federal lawsuit seeks $1.
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October 1, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Computer Associates International Inc. and Platinum Technology International Inc. are accused in a Justice Department lawsuit of illegally fixing prices when they stopped competing before getting approval to combine the companies. The government maintains that the companies broke the law by agreeing to limit discounts offered to customers before the approval, a practice called gun-jumping. Computer Associates bought Platinum Technology in 1999 for $3.5 billion. The federal lawsuit seeks $1.
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March 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Computer Associates International Inc., tightening its grip on the corporate software market, said Monday that it would buy smaller rival Platinum Technology International Inc. for $3.5 billion in one of the biggest deals ever in the software industry. Computer Associates, which is renowned for its 20-year practice of swallowing up weaker rivals, said it would pay $29.25 a share in cash for Platinum, or just over triple the value of Platinum's closing share price Friday of $9.
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March 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Computer Associates International Inc., tightening its grip on the corporate software market, said Monday that it would buy smaller rival Platinum Technology International Inc. for $3.5 billion in one of the biggest deals ever in the software industry. Computer Associates, which is renowned for its 20-year practice of swallowing up weaker rivals, said it would pay $29.25 a share in cash for Platinum, or just over triple the value of Platinum's closing share price Friday of $9.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2000
Computer Associates International Inc. said it will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings a week later than expected, on May 18, sending its shares down $6.19 to close at $46.88 on the NYSE. The company said it needs more time to analyze results from two companies acquired during the year: Platinum Technology International Inc. and Sterling Software Inc.
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April 24, 2002 | Reuters
Computer Associates International Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. government $638,000 to settle charges it violated pre-merger rules when it struck a deal in 1999 to buy Platinum Technology Inc., the two sides said. The Justice Department sued the world's No.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1999
Platinum Software Corp., which was sued last year by an Illinois company with a similar name, said Monday that it has changed its name to Epicor Software Corp. The Irvine-based business software developer said that its Nasdaq stock symbol will be changed to EPIC effective today. Platinum Software was sued by Platinum Technology International Inc., which claimed a trademark right to use of the "Platinum" name.
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July 10, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Computer Associates International Inc. said in a lawsuit that rival Quest Software Inc. of Irvine is making business software with a source code stolen from a company Computer Associates bought. Quest and four former employees of Platinum Technology International Inc. are accused of copyright violations and theft of trade secrets in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. A Quest spokeswoman said company lawyers were reviewing the suit. Islandia, N.Y.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999
* CarsDirect.com, a Sherman Oaks-based online automobile retailer, has named Gerald Popek chief technology officer. He comes from Platinum Technology Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill., where he was also chief technology officer. * Special Devices Inc., a Moorpark-based designer and manufacturer of precision-engineered pyrotechnic devices for the aerospace and automotive industries, has named Thomas W. Cresante as its chief executive. He will replace CEO George A.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1997 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, Platinum Software Corp. figured that its customers would never mistake the company's computer accounting programs for the database tools made by a similarly named high-technology firm in Chicago. But now, as both companies expand into some of the same cities worldwide, the Orange County software maker decided that Platinum Technology Inc. is infringing on its trademark name. The Irvine firm charges in a lawsuit, filed in U.S.
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February 9, 1996 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Graphix Zone Inc., a multimedia company known for producing CD-ROMs featuring music stars such as Bob Dylan, said Thursday that it has raised $6 million in a private stock offering, and has hired a new chief operating officer. The company sold 1.5 million shares of restricted common stock to a small group of venture capitalists and other investors, many of whom already owned stock in the Graphix Zone, officials said.
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December 31, 1997 | Reuters
Software company Platinum Technology Inc. and Intel Corp. announced a broad-range marketing and licensing pact that includes an investment in Platinum by the semiconductor giant. Under the alliance, Santa Clara-based Intel and Platinum will combine certain technology and distribution channels in an effort to reduce the cost of computing for businesses and improve information technology service levels.
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