Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., which have sued each other around the globe over patents, joined together to tell the European Union to cut down on the ability of companies that license patents to win court rulings limiting product sales.
Daimler AG nominated former Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Bernd Pischetsrieder to the luxury-car producer’s supervisory board as VW hired a previous Daimler manager to run heavy-truck operations.
Apple Inc.’s chances of defeating a 1.57 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) lawsuit in Germany depend on whether an IPCom GmbH patent protects a technology using one or three bits for coding software used in wireless networks.
Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s biggest car-parts maker, forecast that profit margins will widen in 2014 as Europe’s economy recovers and extra costs from the solar-energy division it’s eliminating all but disappear.
Robert Bosch GmbH , the world’s biggest automotive supplier, settled a U.K. lawsuit accusing SGL Carbon SE of overcharging for graphite products during a price- fixing cartel uncovered more than a decade ago.
Robert Bosch GmbH Chairman Franz Fehrenbach urged politicians to introduce an import tariff on photovoltaic products in order to prevent “clear” dumping from unprofitable Chinese manufacturers, Handelsblatt reported.
The euro zone needs stronger, more direct sanctions for nations that violate rules for the single currency, Robert Bosch GmbH Chief Executive Officer Franz Fehrenbach wrote in an opinion article in Handelsblatt.