Google has officially responded to the jury verdict in the Apple v. Samsung lawsuit, noting that most of the patent infringement claims do not relate to the core Android operating system. Google adds that the mobile industry is building upon ideas that have existed for decades and that it will continue to work closely with its partners to ensure that consumers are offered innovative and affordable products without any obstacles.
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.