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Technology in the IW U.S. 500 is a diverse, wild category. It includes the top U.S. manufacturers producing goods in fields ranging from computers and electrical equipment to instruments and machinery, along with strays in automotive and aerospace...
Apple (IW 500/4) has accused its South Korean rival of massive and wilful copying of its designs and technology for smartphones and tablets and won the case in a jury decision in August 2012. But the case has been on hold pending multiple appeals.
Last week, the country's highest court confirmed the 2011 verdict against Chevron by a regional court, which the oil giant challenged. The high court's only concession was to cut the fine by half to $9.5 billion.
"Our company routinely assesses our global portfolio and then looks for opportunity for growth, restructuring or divestment so as to meet our global strategic objective," an ExxonMobil spokeswoman said.