Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

ITC Says Samsung Infringed On Apple Patents

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 5:18 pm

A woman talks on an iPhone as she walks past construction of a new Apple store in Berlin in April.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

U.S. trade officials have ruled that South Korea's Samsung infringed on patents owned by Apple for specific smartphone features, ratcheting up a tit-for-tat legal battle between the two electronics giants that is matched only by the ferocity of their marketplace competition.

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Wed July 3, 2013


Tue June 4, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Trade Body Rules Apple Violated Samsung Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Tuesday that Apple infringed on Samsung's patents in its manufacture of some older models of the iPad and iPhone, including the iPhone 4.
Paul Sakuma AP

A U.S. trade agency says Apple infringed on its Asian rival Samsung's patent in its manufacture of some older models of the iPhone and iPad.

Bloomberg reports on the order from the U.S. International Trade Commission: "It's the first patent ruling against Apple in the U.S. that affects product sales, covering models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G made for AT&T Inc."

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Fri April 26, 2013

Samsung Rings Up Sales

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 4:59 pm



NPR's business news starts with Samsung ringing up sales.


INSKEEP: Samsung said this morning its first quarter profit is at a record high - net profit surged 42 percent. The company has now seen six straight quarters of growth, thanks to strong smartphone sales. Tomorrow, it's launching a new smartphone in the United States - the Galaxy S4 - which is aimed at taking on Apple's iPhone. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.


Mon April 1, 2013
Planet Money

How Did Samsung Win With Smartphones? 'The Great Phone Incineration of 1995'

Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Businessweek has a great piece describing how Samsung came to dominate the smartphone industry. One secret of their success — quality control:

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