“Apple has filed a notice of motion, motion to compel compliance with a subpoena with the court in Northern California which seeks to compel Google Inc. to comply with the August 27, 2012 subpoena issued by the Northern California Court,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The anticipated discovery would assist Apple in the preparation of its case in Motorola Mobility v Apple. Motorola has accused Apple of infringing several of its patents, and Apple has counterclaimed, asserting several of its own patents against Motorola. Apple alleges that seven of its patents are infringed by Motorola’s mobile phones and tablets that perform specific functionalities or features enabled, executed, or supported by Google’s Android mobile operating system and related proprietary software applications.”

“Such features concern Google Maps, the Android Market and Google Play stores, notifications, text input auto-correction, and unlocking the phone performing a sliding gesture on the touchscreen,” Purcher reports. “Apple additionally alleges that three of its patents are infringed by Motorola’s set-top box products. In recent events, Google announced the sale of Motorola’s set-top box division to Arris Group, Inc. on December 19, 2012. Apple’s Subpoena to Google concerns these issues and Google’s noncompliance impairs Apple’s ability to develop its infringement and damages case against Motorola.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]