Google Ex-CEO: Why Apple Hasn’t Sued Us?

Eric Schmidt, former CEO and current executive chairman of Google, had a sit-down interview with Wall Street Journal on various topics within the Google’s realm. The conversation picked up when reporter Jessica E. Lessin asked about the ongoing legal battles between Apple and companies that manufacture Android-powered smartphones.

“It’s extremely curious that Apple has chosen to sue Google’s partners and not Google itself,” Schmidt said. He added that this back-and-forth patent litigation will “continue for a while,” but the real losers here are upstart engineers who are developing new startups and technologies.

“How is he or she going to be able to get the patent coverage necessary to offer version one of their product,” Schmidt asked. “That’s the real consequence of this.”

Source: Wall Street Journal, via Engadget

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