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Google says most claims not related to Android

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Google Inc., responding to a jury verdict that found its partner Samsung Electronics Co. infringed Apple Inc. patents, said most of the claims "don't relate to the core Android" software used in mobile devices.

"The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims," Mountain View, California- based Google said in a statement sent Sunday via e-mail. "Most of these don't relate to the core Android operating system, and several are being re-examined by the U.S. Patent Office."

Google, owner of the world's largest Web-search engine, lets mobile-phone manufacturers weave its Android operating system into their handsets at no charge. It suffered a setback on Aug. 24, when a California jury said Samsung, the biggest user of Android, infringed Apple patents.

"The mobile mobile industry is moving fast and all players -- including newcomers -- are building upon ideas that have been around for decades," Google said in the statement. "We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don't want anything to limit that."

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