Samsung violates Apple patents, and takes a fine of a billion-dollar loss on the stock market: loss of capital for a value of $ 12 billion. Google defends its position and partnership

“We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that.”

The dust is still setting following Friday’s $1.049 billion ruling against Samsung in its patent trial with Apple., and now Google is weighing in with its own official statement  The short statement, sent to The Verge, distances Android itself from the patents Samsung was found to be infringing, saying most don’t relate to the “core Android operating system.” That’s true of features like bounce-back scrolling in the original Galaxy S, but of course there are a few notable exceptions, such as tap-to-zoom. Google also brings into question the validity of other patents, saying they’re being “re-examined by the U.S. Patent Office.”

There’s also a comment on the fast-moving nature of the mobile world, and Google says that all involved in the industry are “building upon ideas that have been around for decades.” Of course, we already know Google’s not much of a fan of software patents in general. The company’s public policy director recently remarked that they’re “not helpful to the marketplace.”

Here’s today’s statement from Google in full.

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.

SOURCE : Android Central

A billion dollars in penalties result in a loss of over $ 12 billion of market capitalization: the first reaction of investors to the California jury’s verdict in favor of Apple for patent infringement has been deducted for the title of Samsung Electronics, the Stock Exchange of Seoul sold today 7.45%, with the worst flop day by day turbulent post-Lehman in October 2008. 14 thousand billion won capitalization evaporated are many, but obviously not come as a surprise, especially foreign investors had already begun to lighten their positions and confirmation of expectations prevailing (a defeat in the jurisdiction from Apple) accelerated sales, also involving companies armature.

Samsung _ which is also the largest supplier of Apple _ however, is not a catastrophe. Not yet, at least: the company has already announced that it will appeal and has already asked for some “remedies” such as the cancellation of the contract prior to the sale in the U.S. Galaxy 10.1 that Apple had obtained in June as the verdict Friday ‘ last decided that a patent had not been infringed Apple’s tablet. For its part, Cupertino now calls for a ban also on the latest products Galaxy: in this regard, the hearings will begin on September 20th (and here the danger is even greater for Samsung).

 In any case, the legal battle is set to continue for a long time and in different jurisdictions, not only between Samsung and Apple, but among other technology giants. Samsung, some analysts estimate a reduction of 4-5% of the profits due to higher expenses necessary for the use of patents, more than bearable by the South Korean giant. The protracted lawsuits could avoid the group also damage too severe on the market postponing the effective application of the notice of sale products or drastically limiting the scope. More difficult to quantify is the effect of “systemic” pronunciation of California, which represents a defeat for various observers especially for Google, whose system is used in Android smartphones from Samsung and many other manufacturers.


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