Did the International Trade Commission blow it by ignoring Dean Pinkert's dissent?
FORTUNE -- His dissent was heavily redacted and buried in a long official filing. But everything you need to know about how the U.S. International Trade Commission punted when it granted Samsung's request for an import ban on five Apple's (AAPL) devices -- forcing the first Presidential veto of one of its decisions in a quarter century -- is contained MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 5, 2013 6:13 AM ET
Remember those headlines about Samsung "dethroning" Apple in profits? Forget them.
FORTUNE -- If anyone can draw a picture that puts to lie Strategy Analytic's claim -- widely reported in the tech press -- that Samsung has become the world's most profitable smartphone vendor, Horace Dediu can.
The chart above was adapted from That Competition Thing, a post on his Asymco.com blog that compared the top and bottom lines of Apple (AAPL), Amazon MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2013 6:20 AM ET
The Obama Administration vetoes an import ban that never made much sense.
FORTUNE -- It was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as a "huge legal victory" for Samsung and blasted by pretty much anyone with a stake in the equitable application of U.S. patent law, from Microsoft (MSFT) to a bipartisan group of U.S. senators.
But at the last minute -- on the final day of a 60-day review period -- the Obama Administration MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 3, 2013 4:59 PM ET
The reliability of its market research has been called into question twice in the past week.
FORTUNE -- It may be no accident that Samsung and Strategy Analytics both chose to locate their Korean headquarters in Seoul's prestigious Gangnam Building.
The Boston-based research and consulting firm does not advertise its roster of clients, except to say that they include "13 of the 15 top handset vendors."
But based on the number of reports MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 2, 2013 9:53 AM ET
The 60-day review period on the ITC's bizarre import ban runs out on Friday.
FORTUNE -- Unless the White House intervenes, five older Apple (AAPL) devices -- including a version of the iPhone 4 that was one of the company's biggest money makers last quarter -- will be seized at the U.S. border starting Monday.
The import ban stems from a June 4 ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that has MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 1, 2013 9:29 AM ET
A recent ITC ruling in the global smartphone wars has teed up a hot-button issue in patent law. The White House has till Friday to weigh in. Will it?
By Roger Parloff, senior editor
FORTUNE -- This week we will see if President Barack Obama puts some muscle behind his recent professorial lectures on the need for patent reform.
Unless he acts, an order of the International Trade Commission will take effect MOREJul 30, 2013 12:35 PM ET
Daniel Eran Dilger rips into some bad analysis and names the journalists who retailed it.
FORTUNE -- On Friday, Strategy Analytics issued a press release headlined "Samsung Becomes World's Most Profitable Handset Vendor in Q2 2013."
It was the kind of news that fits the dominant narrative in the business press -- that Apple (AAPL) is "doomed" -- and it quickly caught the notice of one of the chief promoters of that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 28, 2013 8:33 AM ET
Tracking the meteoric rise of Lenovo, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Alcatel et al.
FORTUNE -- "How Samsung is beating Apple in China," read the headline on the Reuters newswire Friday. The piece quoted Tim Cook high up describing China as a huge opportunity for Apple "over the arc of time."
"But time looks to be on the side of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd," the story continued, cleverly using Cook's words against him MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 27, 2013 8:22 AM ET
3.9 million of the 7.5 million smartphones Verizon activated last quarter were iPhones.
FORTUNE -- When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 with Broadway-style fanfare in March, the assumption on Wall Street was that it was going to steal a march on Apple (AAPL), whose newest iPhone was already 6 months old and not getting any younger.
When Samsung sold fewer Galaxy S4s than expected, the assumption on the Street was that the market MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 18, 2013 12:22 PM ET
Why the big three Russian mobile phone carriers cut their ties with Apple.
FORTUNE -- There's good money to be made selling cell phones in Russia, a country with more than 180 million mobile subscribers. Three Russian carriers account for eight out of 10 of those mobile phones, and there's enough money to be made reselling them to make Maxim Nogotkov, the college drop-out who runs the country's second-largest independent chain, one of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 16, 2013 10:20 AM ET
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