“Google Inc. and a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) unit must turn over to Apple Inc. (AAPL) information about Google’s development its Android operating system, a U.S. judge ruled in a patent dispute,” Andrew Harris reports for Bloomberg.

“The Motorola Mobility unit and Google must also hand over to Apple information about Google’s pending $12.5 billion acquisition of the mobile-phone maker, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner in Chicago ruled today,” Harris reports. “Posner’s decision came in a patent lawsuit filed in 2010 by Cupertino, California-based Apple against Motorola Mobility, which has countersued.”

Harris reports, “Posner, a federal appeals court judge who is presiding over the trial court-level case, has scheduled back-to-back trials before separate juries starting June 11. The first will address six Apple patents, and the second will cover three Motorola patents.”

MacDailyNews Take: Unlike Apple’s, Motorola’s patents are FRAND-tastic and, when all is said and done, the licensing won’t amount to a hill of beans. Our prediction for Motorola Mobility: All the pain they so richly deserve and then some.

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MacDailyNews Take: Tick tock.

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