Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), expressed his frustration, and blatant annoyance at the patent wars which mobile companies seem so eager to slap on one another at the drop of a hat. However, in stead of keeping it completely generic, he made it clear that he was slightly taken aback by Apple’s relentless attacks upon phone companies which used the Android Operating Services.
According to Schmidt, who was speaking at a news conference in Korea, patent lawsuits are useless, since the real grounds of fights between the phone-companies should always be the market where they can fight as fairly as possible. According to him, the patent wars hindered innovation as well as inventiveness and ultimately they did not achieve any real goals, apart from bringing one another down. It is a waste of resources as well as energy, which could be put to better use by the companies.
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Schmidt said that Google was against the idea of patent wars. He went on the elaborate that there were so many kinds of patent lawsuits that companies, through these patents, were able to shut down the distribution of the others’ products. The patents were especially existent in the mobile phone company world, were about twenty thousand odd patents could be twisted and tangled, to be held up against one another.
When referring to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), he said that there were many more prior arts in the market, and that he did not want to talk about this any further, but that he disapproved of Apple’s constant patent lawsuits. The lawsuits, however, may not just be directed at the mobile companies, but also at Google. This is what some sources are suggesting. While Google has been maintaining a very diplomatic stance, by saying that Apple is a good partner to have, and to work with, Apple is making it quite clear that they do not want their Google based apps anymore.
Google however, says that the ecosystem is developing, and that they are not taking stands, but are trying to help with this development, in any way they can.