Google reacts to Apple’s US patent victory over Samsung

Google has said that it does not want the ruling in the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit to “limit” consumers’ access to Android devices.A US jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple over $1bn (£664m) on Friday after ruling it had infringed several of the iPhone maker’s software and design innovations.Samsung said it intended to appeal.There has been speculation that the news could encourage handset makers to install the rival Windows Phone system.To continue reading this BBC News report, go to:
www.bbc.com/news/technology-19389732Also see:Samsung wants Galaxy Tab ban lifted in the US after Apple patent verdict [IDG]
Samsung Electronics asked a Californian court on Sunday to lift a preliminary ban on sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S., after a jury found that Samsung does not infringe on an Apple design patent. Samsung also said it wants Apple to pay damages for lost sales.Apple had alleged that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringed on its U.S. Design Patent No. D504,889, but in a decision that otherwise went largely in Apple’s favor, a California District Court jury decided on Friday that it did not. However, the jury also decided that the South Korean company must pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages because its smartphones and tablets infringed on several of Apple’s other patents.
www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230621/Samsung_wants_Galaxy_Tab_ban_lifted_in_the_US_after_Apple_patent_verdict

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