CEO Eric Schmidt says Google will continue to offer support to firms using its Android system that are involved in legal disputes, according to “Reuters” ( Samsung and HTC are both involved in patent disputes with Apple

“We tell our partners, including the ones here in Taiwan, we will support them. For example we have been supporting HTC in its dispute with Apple because we think that the Apple thing is not correct,” Schmidt told reporters during his first visit to Taipei. The support takes the form of information sharing, industry expertise and access to Google’s patents for licensing and legal purposes, says “Reuters.”