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Google to Offer Helping Hand to Android Firms in Patent Infringement Lawsuits Says Schmidt

Google chairman Eric Schmidt, who is on a tour of important Asian markets, recently said that the mobile software house will always be available for whose companies who are using Google's Android operating system and also no matter where these companies are Google is determined to find them to help them.

While in South Korea Schmidt commented that the acquisition of Motorola by Google will not make Motorola its favourite Android partner and on the same note he also condemned Microsoft's lawsuits initiated against phone makers who are using Android software.

Schmidt, on his stopover in Taipei said, "We tell our partners, including the ones here in Taiwan, we will support them. For example we have been supporting HTC in its dispute with Apple because we think that the Apple thing is not correct," reported Reuters (opens in new tab).

On the kind of support that the company will offer to its partners, the chairman said Google will offer industry expertise, information sharing and to top it all access to Google's patents.

According to the company, access to the patents will help the mobile making firms to fight off patent litigation. In other words, it is an initiative against the lawsuits filed by Microsoft and Apple and Google is finally coming out in support of its partners.

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