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Google: Most patent claims in Apple Vs. Samsung trial don‘t relate to Android core

Following Apples software and design patent judgement win over Samsung last week, both companies were quick to release statements about the trial and...

August 27, 2012 / 12:30 PM IST

Following Apple’s software and design patent judgement win over Samsung last week, both companies were quick to release statements about the trial and the judgement. While Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the verdict was “a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right,” Samsung said that the verdict “should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer.” However, Google, which can be said to be implicitly involved as it is the Android OS that Samsung’s phones and tablets run on, has waited until now to make its opinion public, The Verge reports. The search giant early today issued a statement where it seems to distance stock Android from the court rulings. The statement reads like Google is looking to adopt a somewhat neutral position in the controversy. “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,” it states. Google does, however, state that mobile companies are in a very competitive market and all players are “building upon ideas that have been around for decades”. The company adds, “We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don't want anything to limit that.”The statement in its entirety is given below:“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”.

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