Samsung COO to attend Stanford memorial on Steve Jobs Day in California

Samsung COO to attend Stanford memorial on Steve Jobs Day in California
Despite the bitter legal battles between Samsungand Apple, which has resulted in the banning of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany and Australia and an unfavorable U.S. ruling, the Korean company's COO and President plans on paying his respects to the late Steve Jobs at a ceremony at Stanford today. According to Reuters, Lee Jae-yong was invited to the memorial although it is not known if his father, Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, received an invitation. Just before the weekend, a Dutch Court refused Samsung's request for a preliminary injunction against Apple products that use 3G technology.

According to a source for Reuters,
Lee Jae-yong is also expected to take the opportunity to talk with Apple CEO Tim Cook about "bilateral cooperation" between the two tech giants. On the other hand, despite some talk of Apple lessening its dependence on Samsung products, Apple is still a major buyer of the company's chips and perhaps Mr. Jae-yong's appearance is designed to win back some business from the Cupertino based firm.

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared Sunday as "Steve Jobs Day" in the state and a private memorial service will be conducted at Stanford for those who have been sent an invitation by Apple, the company co-founded by Jobs 35 years ago.

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