According to a report on the Korea Times website that appeared in early July, Google nevertheless decided to compete with Apple by supporting the South Korean company Samsung in protracted patent disputes.
As we reported last week, Apple succeeded in securing temporary injunctions against the sale of two Samsung devices in the US - the Galaxy Tab tablet and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
After several legal defeats, the South Korean company needs help more than ever. The ban on sales of the Galaxy Tab alone, according to experts, will cost the company $ 80 million. Now, the two famous companies Google and Samsung have decided to team up to defeat Apple.
According to the newspaper, the companies have developed a unified strategy of struggle, which provides for a kind of cross-licensing. In other words, they decided to combine the intellectual property of the companies, as a result of which they plan to receive huge cash royalties from the Californian giant. One anonymous source inside Samsung told the Korea Times that:
The next US court hearing between Samsung and Apple is reportedly scheduled for July 30th.
Google is expected to strike a similar deal with Taiwanese HTC, which has also suffered from Apple, and is also willing to use the patents of its recently acquired Motorola Mobility. As expected, Google decided to pull the strings.