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On Wednesday, Apple and Google’s subsidiary Motorola Mobility faced each other in court as to whether a judge should reopen a lawsuit in which the parties accuse one other of misconduct, using their patented mobile phone technology. The case in question began in 2010, at which time the smartphone makers filed patent infringement lawsuits against each other. Apple argues that Android phones were made employing Google software, using copy elements of its iPhones.
In this case, Apple accused Motorola Mobility, which has since been acquired by Google, of infringing four patents. For its part, Motorola accused Apple of infringing a standard essential patent, one that is needed to make a mobile phone work.