After meeting with Samsung (SSNLF.PK) execs, Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt provided a more...

|About: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF)|By:, SA News Editor

After meeting with Samsung (SSNLF.PK) execs, Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt provided a more spirited defense of the top Android licensee's legal fight against Apple (AAPL) than what Google provided following Apple's California win. "Patent wars prevent choice, prevent innovation ... With respect to Apple patents, the best thing we can tell there are plenty of prior arts." But Schmidt, who probably doesn't want to see Google's iOS search deal go away, still called Apple "a very good partner." (previous)