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Google has deep pockets to help Samsung in lawsuit with Apple

There are mixed interpretations of Google’s recently revealed pledge to pay some of Samsung’s costs in its legal battle with Apple

Attorneys and other observers of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung are still digesting evidence this week that showed Google was willing to pay of Samsung’s legal costs in the patent lawsuit brought by Apple.

During testimony in a San Jose, Calif., courtroom, James Maccoun, a Google attorney, confirmed emails sent between Google and Samsung that said Google would "defend and indemnify" Samsung. This included Google paying some legal costs and possible damages if Samsung loses a case, news reports said.

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