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[TC] Google is stepping in to help out HTC in its current patent battle with Apple

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Eric Schmidt On The HTC-Apple Brawl: “I’m Not Too Worried About Thisâ€

It’s looking like big brother Google is stepping in to help out HTC in its current patent battle with Apple. At a Google mobile conference in Tokyo, executive chariman Eric Schmidt seemed confident that HTC would somehow pull out a win against Apple, despite the fact that a judge approved Apple’s ITC import ban request.

“We have seen an explosion of Android devices entering the market and, because of our successes, competitors are responding with lawsuits as they cannot respond through innovations,†said Schmidt. “I’m not too worried about this.â€
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Ooo Nice
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Pulling out the big guns, apple better start treading a little lighter. Google is on to them
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Should be interesting.
    
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post #5 of 71
Google always said it would defend manufacturers of its Android phone. Seems pretty obvious this was going to happen.
post #6 of 71
I think I'm going to enjoy this.

All we need now is for MS to join the fray. It's a shame really, I had so much respect for apple (pre-ipod era), now, they act as though they're some alien intelligence come to the world to give us gifts and we should bow down to their supremacy. Err, um, end rant.

On a serious note, Apple's really about to stick it to themselves. I'd really like to know the particulars of their lead patent attorney taking a bow. The river of lawsuits coming from this company any longer is just unacceptable.
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Serves Apple right. I hope HTC/Google win this round. Apple should just let their products speak for themselves, instead of having to sue their competitors. Lord knows they have a huge following anyways.
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I will agree that I am an Android fanboy, but I am not an apple hater.

The real sad part about all of this is now these companies will be wasting time on legal battles instead of putting those resources towards driving innovation.

I will boycott apple products until they drop these ridiculous lawsuits. Just put that money and resources into making a better product.

Heck, the only lawsuit that makes sense is the one against samsungs touchwiz UI overlay, because I'll admit, it looks a lot like iOS. Thats samsungs fault tho. (I own a droid Charge)
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post #9 of 71
What exactly will Google be doing ? It's not like HTC cant afford lawyers.
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post #10 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by fraudbrand View Post
What exactly will Google be doing ? It's not like HTC cant afford lawyers.
Battle in publicity, public opinion, more money is always better and HTC doesn't quite have the same amount of money as Apple.


Anyway go Google + HTC !!

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