One of Apple 3rd Reich’s patent war fronts is Motorola. Out of desperation, Motorola sued Apple first; then Apple sued Motorola. Now, Apple has asked the court to halt all Motorola patent suits, alleging they can’t defend themselves.
Since Motorola is in the process of being acquired by Google, Apple says that they don’t have standing to sue them anymore because that would be a job for the company buyer, Google. Right now, if the Google-Motorola deal goes through, Apple always loses. If Motorola wins, Apple would lose a lot of money in the process to a company that doesn’t have a standing anymore. And if Apple wins, they could be sued by Google again. [TechCrunch]