Legal troubles? Samsung spent 500% more on lobbying in 2012
posted by Michael H. / Mar 07, 2013, 4:36 PM
Companies are legally required to disclose lobbying efforts, and Samsung's disclosure form shows that the company spent money trying to influence the federal government on issues ranging from intellectual-property infringement (that was a given) to telecommunications infrastructure and antidumping legislation. In total, Samsung spent $900,000 which is a big jump from the $150,000 it spent in 2011.
Of course, that's a paltry sum compared to Apple, which spent about $1.8 million, and Google, which spent over $18 million on lobbying efforts.
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It says something about Samsung's selling power when rivals, paid sites and lobbyist agencies such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office come after you. It says Samsung is doing it better than the rest, and the rest doesn't like it one bit.
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 4:57 PM 11
If Samsung was more innovative and not copy designs and ideas from other companies, then they wouldn't have to spend so much money lobbying.
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 7:01 PM 1
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funny how we read and talk about all the bribes the companies give but don't pay mind to the fact that our own government is accepting it.. worse yet the substituted the word bribe for lobbying to make us feel better about it.. corruption at it's finest.. and we just accept it.. :/ ..
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 8:35 PM 1
Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 05, 2013
Why dont all understand that Samsung is a South Korean company unlike Google or Apple it dosent have to explain why its manufacturing in China or adhere d SEB ....kindly reveal Samsungs South Korean lobbying figures and also of Apple for d same country .....USA is a v good market for Samsung but at d end f day its just a market like any other country except South Korea
posted on Mar 07, 2013, 10:15 PM 0
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So What .... GEORGE BUSH Threatened India when COKE got banned due to pesticides in COKE. Or does US have two different rules ... oh US has 3 sets of rules :)
posted on Mar 08, 2013, 4:01 AM 0
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