“Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s tour of Asia saw him remark that Google would continue to support companies that were under legal attack for alleged patent violations in Android,” MacNN reports. “He told those in Taiwan that Google ‘will support them.'”
“He pointed to support for HTC as an example, referring to HTC borrowing Google patents to countersue Apple,” MacNN reports. “‘We have been supporting HTC in its dispute with Apple because we think that the Apple thing is not correct,’ Schmidt told the local press.”
MacNN reports, “HTC has so far been on the losing side of patent disputes with Apple, having lost an infringement claim and being found violating some Apple patents itself. Schmidt’s visit to Asia is believed to be an attempt to shore up support for Android at a time when multi-OS supporters are or are considering moving more of their effort to Windows Phone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Since when is it “not correct” for a company to protect their patented IP?