Kara Swisher

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What, Me Worry? Google Finally Reacts to AppSung Verdict (And I Translate It).

Google — which went curiously silent on Friday after a blockbuster court win by rival Apple against its Android partner Samsung — finally found its voice today, by releasing a statement about the patent infringement verdict:

“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.”

Here’s the translation, for those who don’t speak passive-aggressive:

Good lord, let’s hope Samsung wins on appeal, because if Apple prevails, it might be coming for us next. We hope our massive patent-buying splurge in mobile will protect us, but the there-is-nothing-new-under-the-sun defense is our fallback position.

But, let us reiterate: Good lord.

Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.

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