Despite a jury returning a verdict indicting Samsung of infringing upon several Apple patents, Google isn’t worried about the results of the monumental trial affecting Android on the larger scale.
In a statement Google has said,
“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 U.S. Patent Office. The mobile industry is moving fast and all players — including newcomers — are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that.”
In reality, Google has to be more than a bit concerned about the results of the trial. While Samsung may have a chance of winning an appeal, and even though much of what Samsung was found guilty on has no direct bearing on Android, the win could give Apple all the strength it needs to challenge Google directly. At that point, here’s hoping Google’s patent acquisition spree pays off.