Google agreed to aid Samsung in Apple lawsuit

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (2 years, 6 months ago)

A secret agreement between Google and Samsung was undertaken in 2012, in which the former agreed to support Samsung in its lawsuit with Apple. A recorded deposition was played for the federal court jury during the latest court sitting, in which Google lawyer James Maccoun is shown a series of emails between the two companies that displayed the deal in all its glory. The emails specify Google's agreement to take over Samsung's defense in relation to two particular patents, these being the Android search box and the Gmail app. 

Apple, who is suing Samsung for over $2 billion in damages related to a number of patents, is claiming a breach as a result of this agreement. This should be one of the last court confrontations between the tech giants, with closing arguments expected on April 28 and the jury to decide on a verdict straight after. 

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