A jury in the US doled out a whopping $US1.05 billion fine to Samsung over the weekend for what it deemed to be infringement on several of Apple’s patents and both company’s responded with the right level of anger (in Samsung’s case) and glee (in Apple’s case). But what did Google have to say? Now we know.
The search giant kept itself at an arm’s length from the trial for a few days, despite the fact that all of Samsung’s infringing products run on Google’s Android operating system.
The Verge now has Google’s full statement:
The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these don’t relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office. The mobile industry is moving fast and all players – including newcomers – are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that.
Make of that what you will. [The Verge]