Samsung Case Is a Proxy for Google: Dispute Between Apple and Samsung Is Proxy for Broader Mobile Operating-System War
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 30/07/2012 19:08
When Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. face off in a high-stakes patent trial Monday, there will be another elephant in the room: Google Inc.
Though the litigants are the two largest makers of smartphones, the closely watched case is also a proxy for a wider war between the two Silicon Valley companies vying to control their inner workings -- Apple and Google.
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Big Stakes in Patent War: Quarterly Results From Samsung and Apple Show How Large the Pot Has Grown
As Samsung Electronics Co. goes to court this week with Apple Inc. over product-copying allegations in the biggest market yet, the U.S., both companies' latest quarterly results make clear what's financially at stake.
Samsung on Friday announced a record quarterly profit, its second in a row, of 5.19 trillion won ($4.6 billion), up 48% from a year earlier, for the April-to-June period. Its telecom unit experienced a 60% jump in revenue and near-tripling in operating profit, accounting for nearly all of the company's financial improvement.