Google Chairman Eric Schmidt claims Apple is patent bully, but Google stands for innovation

“Google chairman Eric Schmidt is currently on a tour of Asia, where he announced the company’s $199 Nexus 7 tablet in Tokyo on Monday. During his announcement, Schmidt found some time to talk about Apple,” Killian Bell reports for Cult of Mac.

“Schmidt revealed that while Apple is a ‘very good partner,’ he doesn’t agree with patent wars, and feels they ‘prevent choice’ and innovation,” Bell reports. “Schmidt also revealed that he doesn’t feel some of Apple’s patents should stand.”

Bell reports, “‘Literally patent wars prevent choice, prevent innovation and I think that is very bad. We are obviously working through that and trying to make sure we stay on the right side of these issues. So ultimately Google stands for innovation as opposed to patent wars,’ [Schmidt said].”

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66 Comments

  1. Google: “What’s mine is mine. What’s yours is mine also. If you object to me stealing your property I will say you are not playing fair.”. Schmidt sat on Apple’s board and stole as much iPhone information as he could, until Apple booted him off. Google is evil – and leopards don’t change their spots.

    1. Just throwing out an idea here… I doubt that Apple’s management would want to do this, but wouldn’t any shareholder have standing to sue Schmidt for breaching his fiduciary duty as a board member, and demanding payment to include the return of all shares and other compensation he received as a director of Apple, plus punitive damages.

        1. You know, what would really be hilarious is if Google had to throw him under the bus to protect *their* shareholders. I’d love to see him made personally liable for all of Apple’s litigation against the Android crowd.

  2. The word innovate seems to mean anything at all these days.

    Heres the dictionary def:

    make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, or products

    That seems to sum Apple perfectly, but NOT Google.

    1. and install a pop up blocker that prevents any ad words related search to be prevented from opening.

      I bet Google has a bunch of paid ad clickers just to generate on the paid links.

      1. Get your facts straight, when Apple wanted “Turn by turn” directions put in the maps application from Google, (something that has been in all android for several versions), Google refused, they were hoping that it would cause this sort of disruption. They were hoping people like you would say something like this. This is just another nail in Schmidt’s career coffin.

  3. He says after google blew 12.5 billion on motorola’s patent folder only to find they couldn’t be used to sue apple after their suit got tossed. OOPS.

    Guess they have to fall back to their old i’m a victim mantra.

      1. Indeed! Go to Safari menu>Safari Extensions… and go download OmniBar. Install that, go to preferences and use DuckDuckGo as your default. Then go thank yourself later for being awesome.

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