Google: Samsung Patent Loss Not Related to Android

Apple Inc.’s victory over Samsung can be a big blow to Google, whose Android technology powers over Samsung smartphones and tablets, which are proved to infringe Apple patents.

However, Google offered a hint indicating that it is unlikely to be affected by Samsung’s loss over patents related to the iPhone’s design.

Following the verdict, where Samsung will have to pay $1.05 billion to Apple, former’s stock took a hit today.

Google, however, states that the claims involved in the patent case are not related to the core software in any manner.

But it is also true that in case Samsung is forced to put a ban on the sale its smartphones and tablets in the US, as requested by Apple, the number of Android shipments could also suffer.

As per stated by Google, “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.”… Read the rest

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