Google Will Help Samsung’s Defense In Its Trial Against Apple

By 06:36 Mon, 19 Jul 2021 Comments

Google will aid Samsung’s legal defense in the currently ongoing trial against Apple as part of a contractual obligation between the two tech behemoths. A Google lawyer who testified during the currently going trial revealed the arrangement.

As part of the agreement, Google will hold over the defense of some of Apple’s patent infringement claims. The search giant will also indemnify Samsung in case it loses on those particular claims.

Google’s go is hardly a surprise. Although the company is not named in Apple’s lawsuit, most of the trial has to do with Android and its functionality. Top Google engineers have already been summoned to testify that Android was developed independently from iOS.

Google will cover patents ‘414 and ‘959 in the trial. They are related to background synchronization and universal search respectively. Apple has sued Samsung for the infringement of five patents and asked for more than $2 billion in damages.

Despite the fact that it is Google’s Android Operating System (OS) which allegedly infringes the above patents, Samsung makes for an easier legal taracquire in the trial. The Korean giant rakes in hefty profits from selling Android devices, while Google makes money indirectly from ads and services, while distributing the Operating System (OS) for free.




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