Speaking at Google's Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo, Schmidt said Apple's case against HTC was inspired by jealousy and designed to shut down its fastest-growing rival.
"The big news in the past year has been the explosion of Google Android handsets and this means our competitors are responding," he said.
"Because they are not responding with innovation, they're responding with lawsuits."
"We have not done anything wrong and these lawsuits are just inspired by our success."
Schmidt said HTC has Google's support and is confident that they will ultimately win.
Commenting further on Android, Schmidt notes that 550,000 devices were being activated daily and more that 135 million have been launched thus far.
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