Eric Schmidt has hit out at Microsoft's patent licensing strategy which has seen several Android handset manufacturers forced to strike deals with Redmond in order to sell handsets.
On Monday night, Huawei revealed that it is in discussions with Microsoft on a legal deal which would give Microsoft per-device royalties.
Smartphone makers such as HTC, Samsung and Acer have already struck deals with Microsoft, and Motorola is the last remaining major manufacturer to resist.
Schmidt said during his first visit to Taiwan on Wednesday that it is wrong for Microsoft to make money from Google's products.
"I want to emphasise that Google built these products, not Microsoft," Schmidt is reported by Taiwan News as saying. "We tell our partners, including the ones in Taiwan, that we will support them."
In particular, Schmidt is reported to have promised that Google will continue to provide its Taiwanese handset partners with patent access and any other information they may need to fight off Microsoft's advances.
However, intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller argued that Schmidt's comments "totally ignore the basics of patent law", namely that Microsoft was first to the game with its patents.
"Patent law is a strict liability regime without an 'independent creation' defence," he sais in a Twitter post. "Schmidt may not like that patent law rewards the first to create something and penalises all subsequent ones, [but] that's the name of the game."
Google, which now owns Motorola, is set for a showdown in court with Microsoft in December, when an International Trade Commission judge will make an initial determination on Microsoft's complaint against Motorola.
Phil Muncaster is news editor at V3.co.uk, a role he has fulfilled since January 2010. Previously he was chief reporter for IT Week, having also worked as a reporter and senior reporter on the publication from 2005.
Before IT Week, Phil worked as a researcher for the Rough Guide. Prior to his work in journalism, Phil spent three years teaching English in Japan.