“Late on Monday, a group of amici curiae (‘friends of the court’) asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for permission to file an amicus brief in support of Samsung, opposing Apple’s pursuit of injunctive relief following a multiplicity of infringement findings by a district court,” Florian Müller reports for FOSS Patents. “The group includes: Android maker Google… Android device maker HTC… business software maker SAP… Linux distributor Red Hat… [and] hosting company Rackspace.”
“Google, HTC, SAP, Red Hat and Rackspace describe themselves as ‘innovative technology companies that develop and provide a variety of products and services that, like the mobile devices at issue in this appeal, incorporate a wide array of features.'” Müller reports. “I could spend the rest of this post discussing in which ways these companies are innovative and in which they are not, or about Android’s track record of court-established patent infringements, but in this context I just want to report on the fact that this group of companies sides with Samsung against Apple.”
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