Most of the claims in Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit were not Android related
Responding to the jury verdict in the Apple-Samsung patent case, Google said most of the claims were not related to the core Android software which powers the Samsung’s mobile devices.
California- based Google said in a statement that the court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims.
"Most of these don’t relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the US Patent Office," the statement said.
"The mobile industry is moving fast and all players – including newcomers – are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We continue to work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that."
Google said that it doesn’t want the ruling in the patent lawsuit to restrict the consumers’ access to the devices powered by its Android operating system.
In the trial, Samsung had also counter-prosecuted Apple stating that Apple had infringed on several of its patents some of which are vital to its devices which include standard wireless technology.
In a counter-part to Samsung’s prosecution, the jury said Apple’s use of those technologies in the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod Touch, did not meet the criteria as infringement and they were not seen as standard essential patents.
According to IDC, Android captured a 68.1% of the global smartphone market during the April and June period, with 16.9% by Apple’s iOS and 5.4% by Windows Phone/Windows Mobile.