August 4, 2012 |
A federal judge Friday rejected a motion by Apple Inc. to sanction rival Samsung Electronics Co. for leaking blocked evidence to the media in connection with the patent infringement trial involving the two companies. But U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh said there could be more investigation into Samsung's actions after the trial, according to Reuters, and added: "I will not let any theatrics or any sideshows distract us from what we are here to do. " Apple is seeking more than $2.5 billion in damages, alleging that Samsung copied the look and function of its mobile devices, including the iPhone.
August 25, 2012 |
SAN JOSE - Apple Inc. won an overwhelming victory over rival Samsung Electronics Co. in a widely watched federal patent battle, a decision that some worry could stymie competition in the fast-moving markets for smartphones and computer tablets. The jury, after three days of deliberations in the complex U.S. District Court trial in San Jose, awarded Apple more than $1 billion after finding that Samsung had infringed on six patents by copying the look and feel of its mobile devices.
June 19, 1997 |
Samsung Electronics Co. extended to July 1 its cash tender offer for all shares of computer maker AST Research Inc. that Samsung doesn't already own. Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it is extending the offer to allow additional time to receive approvals for the deal from the government of South Korea. Samsung said nearly 27.4 million AST shares, or 87% of the shares not owned by Samsung, had been tendered by the Tuesday deadline.
August 27, 2012 |
Jurors who awarded Apple Inc. more than $1 billion in its intellectual-property battle with Samsung Electronics Co. pressed through deliberations without any formal coffee breaks, worked through lunches, and continued their discussions for an hour longer than scheduled on two of the three days, jury foreman Velvin Hogan said. The panel of seven men and two women went through a "meticulous" process in determining that Samsung infringed Apple's products, said Hogan, 67. When it came time to consider whether a violation was "willful," or intentional, "we knew where we had to go in the evidence," he said, referring to emails introduced at the trial.
December 22, 1998 |
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., which makes chips used in machines from toasters to cars, said it will buy a Samsung Electronics Co. unit for about $455 million, expanding its line of specialized semiconductors. The purchase of Samsung's Power Device Division, which makes chips for consumer electronics, includes Samsung's semiconductor manufacturing plant in Bucheon, South Korea. Closely held Fairchild, which was spun off last year from National Semiconductor Corp.
December 7, 1990 |
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. has no interest in acquiring part or all of debt-ridden Orion Pictures Corp., a Samsung spokesman said today. "We have never contemplated acquiring Orion and will not do so in the future," Park Ju-Bong, in charge of publicity at Samsung Electronics, told Reuters in a telephone interview. "It is not our business style to do that," he said. "Besides, we've been told Orion is an empty can."