“Google has launched a stinging attack on major mobile phone rival Apple, saying its smartphone lawsuits are inspired by jealousy and a lack of innovation in its own iPhone,” Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson reports for Perth Now.
“The criticism, by former Google CEO and now executive chairman Eric Schmidt, follows the US International Trade Commissions initial ruling that HTC infringed two of Apple’s phone patents in its Google Android-based phones,” Dudley-Nicholson reports. “If upheld, the decision could see Apple force other Android phone makers to pay significant royalties to their main competitor.”
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Dudley-Nicholson reports, “Speaking at Google’s Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo, Mr Schmidt said Apple’s case was inspired by jealousy and designed to shut down its fastest-growing rival. ‘The big news in the past year has been the explosion of Google Android handsets and this means our competitors are responding,’ he said. ‘Because they are not responding with innovation, they’re responding with lawsuits. We have not done anything wrong and these lawsuits are just inspired by our success.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Success:
• Changewave: Apple iPhone demand outgrows Android phones in 2011 – July 18, 2011
• Analyst: Apple takes 50% of handset industry profits ahead of 100 million iPhone year – July 8, 2011
• Nielsen: Apple iPhone drives U.S. smartphone growth as Android stagnates – June 30, 2011
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MacDailyNews Take: 🙂 Google’s fear is palpable as evidenced by Schmidt’s increasingly nonsensical statements.
As the dominoes begin to tumble, do know evil Google is cracking.
As Eric T. Mole likely knows well, this time around there’s no poorly-written contract signed by an unprepared sugared water salesbozo for those inclined to rip-off Apple’s IP to hide behind.
• We’ve been pushing the state-of-the-art in every facet of design… We’ve been innovating like crazy for the last few years on this and we’ve filed for over 200 patents for all of the inventions in iPhone. And we intend to protect them. – Apple CEO Steve Jobs when unveiling iPhone, January 9, 2007
• We like competition as long as they don’t rip off our IP, in which case we will go after them. We will not stand for having our IP ripped-off and we will use any weapons at our disposal [to stop it]. – Apple COO Tim Cook, January 21, 2009
Don’t steal IP.
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How Google’s Android infringes on Apple’s patents in U.S. ITC determination – July 16, 2011
U.S. ITC finds HTC infringed upon Apple patents – July 15, 2011
HTC decries ‘Apple’s constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market’ – July 12, 2011
HTC stock tumbles after Apple’s new patent lawsuit – July 12, 2011
Apple’s second ITC complaint against HTC Android products dissected – July 11, 2011
Apple files second U.S. ITC trade complaint against HTC, seeks to block HTC imports – July 11, 2011
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Apple patent infringement lawsuit applies pressure to HTC – March 3, 2010
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Apple looks for expedited proceedings in patent infringement case against HTC – March 03, 2010
Patent lawyer: Apple’s going after HTC first, Motorola’s next, but Google’s the real target – March 03, 2010
The specific Apple patents over which Apple is suing HTC – March 02, 2010
Boom! Apple sues HTC for infringing on 20 iPhone patents – March 02, 2010