Samsung’s $8 billion Harman acquisition is another major play in the auto sector’s patent market 15 Nov 16
Samsung Electronics’ $8 billion acquisition of Harman, which was announced yesterday, is not only the Korean tech giant’s largest purchase but is also another play in the rapidly evolving automotive technology market. As well as giving Samsung a string of brands such as JBL, Crown Audio and Bang & Olufsen Automotive, the deal also secures the company a portfolio of over 1,800 US patents and applications.
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