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.
Solarworld AG Chief Executive Officer Frank Asbeck is confident Germany’s biggest panel maker will reach a deal on its debt with creditors, while the company is in early talks to buy part of Robert Bosch GmbH’s solar unit.
Robert Bosch GmbH , the world’s biggest car-parts maker, will increase its global workforce by 16,500, or 6 percent, this year, the Financial Times reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Franz Fehrenbach .