Google to take on some of Samsung’s burden in patent dispute with Apple

Google to take on some of Samsung’s burden in patent dispute with Apple
An attorney for Google testified in court that it would take over the defense against some of Apple’s claims in the patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. The move is part of a contractual agreement between Google and Samsung, where the former would indemnify the latter should Samsung suffer a loss as a result of whatever the ruling ends up being.

Google will cover Samsung on four of the patents in dispute, and take over the defense against Apple’s claims over those patents. Neither Samsung nor Google identified which patents affected.

Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung is over five patents and is arguing that Samsung should pay a couple billion dollars as compensation for infringement. Samsung is of course saying that it does not infringe on anything and is arguing the patents are not valid to begin with.

Up to now, Google has been on the sidelines, despite these issues being more closely related to the Android operating system or associated applications that were developed by Google. However, this shows that Google is indeed playing a more dominant role in defending the case along with Samsung.

Google’s direct involvement in the defense is part of the “Mobile Application Distribution Agreement” the company has with Samsung. This basically ensures that Samsung include a number of Google applications on its smartphones when they are sold, like Gmail and Google Maps.

source: re/code

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62 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

They called in backup lol

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

ROTFLMFAO, Apple needed the president, orelse samsung had the patents to completly banned apple products. lol

9. Sauce unregistered

You complain about a herd of people following Apple because Apple is fancy overpriced and socially acceptable, yet your profile picture is of PRADA. Hypocrisy at its finest. LOL!

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

in the name of GOD please dont compare PRADA to Apple. even dustbin cleaners can afford apple products,,,, apple is hype, they give very less for a arm and a leg price. apple is useless bogus fashion trend if i wana show or pose i will with a NOKIA 8800 CARBON ARTE, not with this iToy typical

19. Sauce unregistered

Yes you are posing with a PRADA profile pic. LOOOOL

25. SleepingOz unregistered

"dustbin cleaners" HAHAHA! You made my day dude! Thank you..

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Pleasure.... OZ

32. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yup, overpriced products that Americans scoop right up - remember what P.T. Barnum said...

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

About time Google got into the ring, hopefully they deliver a decisive defeat to Apple and therefore, all patent trolls the world over.

38. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The only reason Apple didn't go after them in the first place was because Google makes almost nothing off of Android. However, what do you think will happen when Apple does decide to go after them, given the sea changes in Android in relation to the original iPhone launch? This isn't a toothless Oracle they would be looking at, it's the world's most profitable technology company.

59. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Right move from google... Now it will be a ligimate battle bcoz original plateform manufacturer is in...

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

you still comeback for more insults ....? what youve just posted. Tedkord will soon be posting to quiet you down

7. Sauce unregistered

I can see why you need Teddybear for backup. Your sentences are hard to understand.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i dont need a backup, its just always tedkord just shuts you up, and then u disapear or change the subject knowing that you lost and dont admit. apple fans users will lose no matter what subject they bring up, cause apple is a patent troll. android users are more on the net than ios apple users

17. Sauce unregistered

Teddybear has never shut me up lol. His comments got boring and therefor I stop replying. I reply when I find something interesting. All i read is a bunch of nonsense from some grown man in his mommies basement. Your second group of words: What did you just say? Are you even in middle school? Third: This is relevant because……….?????

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

"i don't have spare time like you to use shift, cap locks,./;'[]#?>

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

O my so indenial....? please admit your guilt.... you would get more credit than no credit/

30. Sauce unregistered

I'd respond to this if it was actually english… I mean.. If you can type better in Portuguese, Greek, Russian, Polish, or Italian, do so, so that I may better assist in your bashing.

33. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, if he used correct punctuation, then it would read: "Please, admit your guilt - you would get more credit (which is better than no credit)." Overall, I understood his meaning, and I have seen far worse on here....

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

O so the truth is know classed as bashing...? And the lie is classed as truth...? Well i assume that's what the reality life is like being in you're iWorld? in denial, if you couldn't understand all of my previous posts," care free to explain"...? How did you understand and reply?

40. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This report is a little bit misleading.

44. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Care to elaborate?

60. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Please do elaborate...but you might be right. Reading the source link......seems like 2 patents got tossed right before the trial. So..is Apple still suing over 5, its it less than 5? Was the patents Google to cover thrown out...and Samsung is still being sued over 5? Its getting a lil confusing now..

55. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Backup? Who owns Android? Samsung or Google? Everyone knows that Google will step in sooner or later. Oh well except u.

56. engineer-1701d unregistered

i would not call it back up apple was always afraid that google would get into the court with them, its there worst nightmare bigger money and knowledge to back it up. big name against big name lol, i do remember nothing being done when it was proven apple stole samsungs stuff and the president was like no its ok if we ban apple it will hurt the us econ. does he know they circumvent his wish of having made in america tax brakes and stuff, they hire cheap and make in china not america they are putting americans out of work more then help.

2. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Bleep just got real. Wouldn't be surprised to see an agreeable end to this circus of a trial now that Google is taking an active role.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I hope Google crushes Apple and makes it cry...

50. Anthony6612

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Apple juice on the way.

4. wilsong17 unregistered

the big boys are in town

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

and will kickbut apple for good, greedy useless patent trolls

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