Samsung And Google Will Work Together To Hold Off Apple Legal Threats

At this point we’re well-informed with Apple’s want to aggressively use patent laws to hit Android handsets where it counts, their shelf space. While Samsung and HTC have taken the brunt of the Apple offensive, Google is ready to step in according to the Korea Times. The paper reports that Google and Samsung have a “game-plan” against Apple that will likely lead to a cross-licensing deal — in other words, both companies will set out to get money from Apple. A Samsung source told the paper:

“It’s too early to comment on our game plan (with Google) in the legal battle; but we will do our best to get more royalties from Apple, which has benefited from our technology. The fight is becoming more dramatic and the possibility of a truce in the form of a cross-licensing deal, seems to be becoming likely.”

A cross-licensing deal isn’t exactly new in the technology business, in fact it’s quite common. Microsoft is famous for its cross-licensing deals in the Android game with its own deals with Samsung, HTC, Onkyo, Viewsonic etc , etc. Samsung and Google are said to be looking for similar terms where Microsoft receive money for every Android handset sold by these manufacturers.

Samsung and Google are likely at wit’s end over Apple’s lawsuits and want to get back to fighting on equal grounds with innovation. Let the battle return to creating better products and not holding products back leaving the consumer market to suffer. Google is said to want a similar partnership with HTC, leaving Apple plenty of time to gear up for another fight.

9to5mac via Korea Times

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  • Herb

    About time Google stepped up to do something about Apple’s litigious BS.

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

      Don’t hold your breath. The last time Google tried to get involved, the judge kicked them out and prevented their patents from being used as a countersuit (Apple v. HTC).

      • whiteiphoneproblems

        Why was that?

        • Arizona_Rose 0243

           Possibly because the judge was in Apple’s pocket?

        • 2pacfan97

          Haha you got that RIIIIGHT!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=547940103 Whitney Pyant

           Google needs to worry to about Viacom not Apple and Samsung. Viacom won their appeal

        • Jizz

          Irrelevant to the article at hand

        • Marty Kaan

          Whitney did you read the ruling?, No, if you did you would had know this was not a victory for Viacom.

          The Second Circuit has upheld the long-standing interpretation of the DMCA and rejected Viacom’s reading of the law. All that is left of the Viacom lawsuit that began as a wholesale attack on YouTube is a dispute over a tiny percentage of videos long ago removed from YouTube. Nothing in this decision impacts the way YouTube is operating. YouTube will continue to be a vibrant forum for free expression around the world. 

      • Bruce Banner

        Google can sell Samsung the necessary patents and then license them back for use in the Android os. In the case of HTC, Google was just trying to let HTC borrow them for use against Apple.

  • Deadeye37

    By your powers combined….

    The power is yours!

    • Dags

      Wonder Twins Power….Activate!!

  • Skizzy

    People don’t understand that Apple is just ruining this for us consumers. People praise the iPhone but Apple seems to care nothing for the consumers.

    • stopthecrapapple

      I agree apple should stop the crap. This bastards wnna be known as the KING of SMARTPHONES. Yes,job had the great idea I will give them that. The year is 2012 you ppl do NOT run the smartphone industry anymore. Stop crying abt other companys coping this and that. All these companies need to step their game up,all these phones could be improved. Instead apple keeps every smart phone company in court….I’m so sick of them.

    • Samsunguy

      Thank good ive already both my samsung galaxy s3…before apple bans that

  • DarkV

    My thoughts: Google owning part of Motorola (old ass mobile manufacturer) is going to join forces with Samsungs patents and they are going to sue the life out of apple 

    • Chasky324

      Add in HTC w/beats audio , and other android manufactures and it’s the ultimate beatdown for apple

  • Elpapipr

    DreamTeam VS Apple

  • Wrench50
  • LTEstyles

    Robot Voices: Megazord activated!

    • Farhan

      Giant Robot … Launch!

  • Trevnerdio

    Oh, I love these guys<3

  • NexusO

    Haha! It’s finally gonna cone back and bite apple in the ass. Greed is never a good thing, Mr Apple: )

  • 2pacfan97

    Apple NEEDS to STOP all if this!! They are so greedy ,this company wants to stop every company for developing anything close to the iphone. Yes the iphone was great for many it still is,But companys are allowed to compete against each other. If samsung etc never came alone then we wld just have the same iphone. Other companies made apple step their game up. Apple got ideas from google abs vice verse….this is what they all do,STOP suing everyone. Im happy that samsung and google have a game pln. : )

  • Applesucks

    Thunder, thunder, thundercats , hooooooooooooo! Efffff u poison apple

  • Daswahnsinn

    How about Google and all the companies that use Android sue Apple for being non-innovative. When was the last time the iPhail actually changed? Or sue them for using the color white, or using finger input? Samsung is the double agent here as well, they make Apple’s processors and use Google’s Android, so they need to pick a side. Cowards. 

  • Spanky

    And so awakens the sleeping giant. Who’s got popcorn?

  • Wilma Flintstone

    I believe this is utter bull.  I mean honestly, didn’t Google JUST announce at I/O that they had just gave Apple some Google Apps for use on the Iphone & Ipad? This makes little sense for them to just have given Apple products and then immediately join their competitor to fight a battle against them.

    • Jose Hernandez

       They did not give Apple anything. They provided Apple customers with Google apps they can use on their Iphone & Ipad. Just because they created and uploaded some apps for Apple’s customers to use and come over to the Google services side, it does not mean that they are all friendly friends with Apple. A business decision is a business decision. Besides, Apple is out of line with all of these filings and lawsuits. They want to destroy Samsung because they have become a bigger player on the smartphone busyness than they are. And they want to do all they can to stop the progress on Android, because as an OS, Android has just about closed the gap with IOS. I am not saying that Google and Samsung are going to work together on this issue. But if they did, About Darn Time!!!!!

      • Bajamin

        “just about closed the gap”

        Uhhhh Android outsells iPhone almost 2 to 1(actually a bit more more) and has done for years. I agree with everything else you said but Apple sells more of ONE phone than almost everyone (because they only have essentially one to sell) but Android has been top dog for a long while. Q3 of 2011 was 51% market share to Android and 15% to IOS. 
        As of Q1 2012 android was at 59% and IOS at 23%. 

      • Bajamin

        “just about closed the gap”

        Uhhhh Android outsells iPhone almost 2 to 1(actually a bit more more) and has done for years. I agree with everything else you said but Apple sells more of ONE phone than almost everyone (because they only have essentially one to sell) but Android has been top dog for a long while. Q3 of 2011 was 51% market share to Android and 15% to IOS. 
        As of Q1 2012 android was at 59% and IOS at 23%. 

  • Tortionist

    Apple, like most everyone else doesn’t create much new ideas. They just buy, copy or steal ideas from other companies, especially the Asian ones. They had to recently fork over $60,000,000 to a Chinese company for stealing the name I-pad, which the Chinese company had for a few years before even the first I-pad came out. Apple does what everyone else does. Go suck it Apple. They paid the $60,000,000 so they could sell the I-pad 3 in China. All they do is go around buying rights, leases, stealing ideas, and copying ideas, like most everyone else. They’re not innovative and they are very two faced as well. What a wonderful company to have representing America(note the Sarcasm).