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Google to cover some of Samsung’s costs in Apple patent case

A Google lawyer testified on Tuesday that the software maker, pursuant to its contractual obligations, agreed to take over defense of some of the claims in Appleâ??s current patent lawsuit as well as to indemnify Samsung should it lose on those claims.

Apple played deposition testimony from Google lawyer James Maccoun, who verified emails in which Google agreed to provide partial or full indemnity with regard to four patents as well as to take over defense of those claims.

If this case was really about “justice”, as Apple claims it is, they should just get it over with and sue Google directly, instead of playing these proxy games. In any case, it’s good to know Google is taking responsibility for its OEMs here – long overdue.

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