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Samsung Acquires Connected Car Patents from Harman

Samsung announced today its acquisition of Harman International Industries for approximately $8.0 billion. Harman is a leading manufacturer of audio and visual systems, connected vehicle technologies, enterprise automation, and connected services. The company owns numerous brands, including AKG Acoustics, AMX, Crown Audio, Bang & Olufsen Automotive, Harman/Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, and others. Many […]

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Auto Industry May Ignore Tesla Patents

Earlier this month, Tesla announced that it will let other companies use its patented technologies in a move towards open-source collaboration and development of electric vehicle technology.  The news made headlines as Elon Musk stated on his blog that “other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology […]