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November 23, 2012
Apple Inc. was ordered by a federal judge in its patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. to disclose licensing terms of a settlement with HTC Corp. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal in San Jose said in an order Wednesday that financial terms of licensing agreements for other third parties have been disclosed in the patent-infringement case between Apple and Samsung. He ordered Apple to produce a copy of the agreement under an "attorneys-eyes-only" designation, meaning it won't be publicly available.
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BUSINESS
November 19, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Samsung Electronics said it has sold 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches in two months, making the device the best-selling smartwatch in the world despite lackluster reviews. The South Korean company said Tuesday that Gear sales were better than its own expectations and that it would expand sales promotions for the device during the holidays, according to a Reuters report . "It's the most sold wearable watch available in the marketplace ... and we plan to expand its availability by expanding mobile devices that work with the Gear," Samsung said in a statement to the news agency.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2012 | By David Sarno
Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled its latest handheld weapon in its war against Apple Inc. The smartphone, called the Galaxy S III, is designed to better understand the whims of its owner, and manages to stay lighter and thinner than the iPhone, despite having a screen nearly twice as large. The SIII will go on sale in Europe at the end of this month, and in the U.S. and other countries sometime this summer. The company did not offer pricing information or disclose which U.S. carriers would offer the phone, which will run on faster 4G wireless networks.
BUSINESS
September 3, 2012 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
After winning a landmark $1-billion patent infringement case against Samsung Electronics Co., Apple Inc. is taking aim at its rival's bestselling Galaxy S III phone. Apple has amended a complaint, filed in February, to include four more products to a list of Samsung gadgets that the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant says infringes on its patents. The list now includes the Galaxy Note smartphone as well as the Galaxy S III. In the complaint, Apple accuses Samsung of filling "the market with copycat products.
BUSINESS
June 27, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Samsung Electronics said it is disappointed with a court's ruling that prevents the company from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the U.S. while its patent infringement lawsuit with Apple plays out. The South Korean company said in a statement to The Times on Wednesday that it believed the preliminary injunction "will ultimately reduce the availability of superior technological features to consumers in the United States. " Samsung said it does not expect the ruling to have a significant impact on its business operations.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN JOSE - A federal judge signaled Thursday that she might reduce Apple Inc.'s $1-billion jury award in its patent infringement case with Samsung Electronics Co. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh did not specify by how much she might shave the award, but during a marathon afternoon hearing in federal court in San Jose she said it did appear that the jury had miscalculated damages. In August, after three days of deliberations in the complex patent case, a jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Thanks to the increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones, the number of Internet-connected devices in U.S. homes has surpassed half a billion. The number of connected devices per U.S. household with Internet access has grown to 5.7, up from 5.3 devices three months ago, according to a report released Monday by market research firm NPD Group. During that period, the “installed base” of tablets grew by nearly 18 million units, and smartphone users increased by nearly 9 million.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2012 | By Shan Li
After winning a landmark $1-billion patent infringement case, Apple Inc. is once again targetting Samsung Electronics Co. by taking aim at its rival's bestselling Galaxy S III phone. Apple on Friday amended a complaint, filed originally in Feburary, to include four more products to a list of Samsung gadgets that the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant says infringes on its patents. The list now includes the Galaxy Note smartphone as well as the Galaxy S III. In the complaint, Apple accuses Samsung of filling "the market with copycat products.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
LAS VEGAS -- As expected, talk of the smart home has been a big topic on the second day of the International Consumer Electronics Show. The Times previewed this trend a couple of weeks ago.  In a show so far lacking any startling product breakthroughs, it seems the deeper push to connect every corner of the home is a perfect example instead of the way technology is changing our lives by its growing presence in our lives.  [Video]...
WORLD
May 10, 2010 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
In his Christmas Day 2009 column for the Korea Times, Michael Breen decided to lampoon such national newsmakers as President Lee Myung-bak and the pop idol Rain. Headlined "What People Got for Christmas," the English-language column also poked fun at global technology giant Samsung Electronics, referring to past bribery scandals as well as perceptions that its leaders are arrogant. The piece was meant as a satirical spoof, the columnist says, but Samsung wasn't laughing. Breen's column ran as local media reported that President Lee would soon pardon Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee on a 2008 conviction for tax evasion.
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