We're already aware of the result for the Apple versus Samsung US patent battle, which left Samsung with a $1 billion bill. It really couldn't have gone worse for the smartphone manufacturer who has interest in both Android and Windows Phone (the penalty phase returns on September 20th though). Google remained fairly quiet on the front, but has released a statement that details an expected stance on the court results.
For those interested in what the search giant had to say on the matter:
Samsung has also released an internal memo on the $1 million patent verdict:
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out when the court reconvenes, and we'll be keeping an eye on future developments. As we previously covered, Microsoft has cross-licensing agreements in place with Apple, ensuring Windows Phone OEMs are protected from patent claims.
There's a remote possibility the patent verdict could provide Windows Phone with a window of opportunity, but it's still early days. Microsoft still needs to push Windows Phone 8 out the door, as well as working with OEM partners to launch new hardware before we can consider a strong spark of interest from other manufacturers and consumers.
via: Android Central
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