In the wake of Friday's ITC ruling, Google (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt is vowing to defend HTC...

|By:, SA News Editor

In the wake of Friday's ITC ruling, Google (GOOG) Chairman Eric Schmidt is vowing to defend HTC (HTCCF.PK) in its patent fight with Apple (AAPL). Expect Google and/or its Android partners to express interest in Interdigital's (IDCC +24.4%) extensive 3G and 4G patent portfolio, now that the company has put itself on the block.