How will the Samsung/Apple case help/hurt Microsoft?

So what are we to think of reports of Samsung and other OEMs looking to work with MS after the Apple court case verdict? http://wmpoweruser.com/samsung-partnering-with-microsoft-to-cut-its-dependency-on-google-android/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WmPowerUser+%28WMPowerUser%29 Will that in combination with W8 release give MS a bigger push than it would of normally had?