Samsung heir to attend Steve Jobs memorial service

Oct 16, 2011
Jay Y. Lee arrives at court in Seoul in 2008. The heir apparent of South Korea's Samsung Group will attend a memorial service for late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs despite an ongoing legal battle with the US technology giant, a source said on Sunday.

The heir apparent of South Korea's Samsung Group will attend a memorial service for late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs despite an ongoing legal battle with the US technology giant, a source said on Sunday.

Jay Y. Lee, the only son of chairman Lee Kun-Hee and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics, will attend the service to be held in California on Sunday at the invitation of Apple CEO , an industry source who declined to be named told AFP.

"Samsung, despite the legal rows, has maintained close ties with Apple as a major component supplier of panels and chips," said the source, adding the younger Lee was close to Jobs and Cook.

A spokesman declined to comment, saying the visit was a private matter.

Samsung, the world's second-largest maker of mobile phones, and Apple are at loggerheads in a series of patent lawsuits over the technology and design of smartphones and tablet computers.

But the South Korean firm last week delayed the launch of a new smartphone based on Google's latest Android operating system as a gesture of respect for the legendary figure who died on October 5 from cancer.

The legal disputes began in April in the United States when Apple accused Samsung of "slavishly" copying its market-leading iPhone and .

Apple has since sought a ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab in Germany, Australia and other countries, prompting Samsung to file counter-suits.

In the latest ruling on the global legal battle, a Dutch court on Friday rejected a bid by Samsung to ban sales of Apple's 3G phones and tablet devices there due to alleged on wireless technologies.

Explore further: Amazon, Simon & Schuster sign book retail deal

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Samsung seeks sales ban on iPhone 5

Sep 20, 2011

South Korea's Samsung Electronics will file lawsuits to try to block the sale of Apple's iPhone 5 as part of its global legal tussle with the US technology giant, a report said Tuesday.

Samsung: Android phone launch delayed 'for Jobs'

Oct 10, 2011

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it delayed the launch of a smartphone based on Google's latest Android operating system as a gesture of respect for legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Samsung pulls tablet PC from trade show amid row

Sep 05, 2011

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it has withdrawn its new tablet computer from a major electronics fair in Berlin after a German court accepted a complaint from US rival Apple.

Samsung seeks sales ban on new iPhone

Oct 05, 2011

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it would seek a ban in France and Italy on sales of Apple's newly released iPhone, in the latest round of its legal battle with the US technology giant.

Dutch court refuses to ban iPhone, iPad sales

Oct 14, 2011

A Dutch court refused Friday to grant Samsung an injunction banning Apple from selling iPhones and iPad tablets in the Netherlands, dealing the South Korean electronics giant a defeat in its global patent battle with its ...

Samsung files lawsuits against Apple

Apr 22, 2011

(AP) -- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. says it sued Apple Inc. for patent rights violations, only days after Apple sued Samsung for the same reason. ...

Recommended for you

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

1 hour ago

Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue

2 hours ago

Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

Amazon, Simon & Schuster sign book retail deal

10 hours ago

Amazon has reached a deal with American book publisher Simon & Schuster, the companies said, though the e-commerce giant remains at loggerheads with France's Hachette over e-book pricing.

User comments : 0