Will the Possible Postponement of an Apple’s Lawsuit Miff These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) have been asked by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh whether or not an Apple patent lawsuit concerning search technology should be halted for a few months until after an appeals court is able to resolve a separate lawsuit between the two companies. Koh said, “I just don’t know if we really need two cases on this.” According to an Apple attorney, the cases should proceed in parallel due to the fact that they involve different patents. However, a Samsung attorney has stated that there was substantial “overlap” between the two proceedings. Koh ordered the attorneys for both sides to discuss the idea and report back by March 7.

Will Apple Inc.‘s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 720.675 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $529.09 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the eight largest positions in Apple Inc. at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 42,083,340 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $22,395,490,329. This brought the portfolio total to 2.8%.

FMR LLC. held 41,157,281 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $21,902,669,526. This brought the portfolio total to 3.95%.

State Street Corp. held 36,838,788 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $19,604,497,180. This brought the portfolio total to 2.84%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP. held 26,597,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $14,177,265,000. This brought the portfolio total to 3.16%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 25,239,746 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $13,431,835,197. This brought the portfolio total to 3.13%.

Price T. Rowe Associates Inc. /MD/ held 23,598,905 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $12,558,628,871. This brought the portfolio total to 3.69%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 15,353,475 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $8,170,658,528. This brought the portfolio total to 2.84%.

Northern Trust Corp. held 13,550,305 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $7,211,065,580. This brought the portfolio total to 2.97%.

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