Patents dispute between Google and Apple gets ugly
Patents suit filed by HTC against Apple. But this time HTC is using nine patents from Google
According to Bloomberg, four of the patents were originally owned by Motorola, three by Palm, and two by Openwave. It's not known when or how Google got the patents.
That's usually how these cases end up -- with a settlement. Most of the filings are just about negotiating a price. But the longer they stay in court, the more juicy internal documents end up getting exposed to the light.