“A month ago Apple succeeded (not entirely, but to a remarkable extent) with its appeal of the ITC’s March 2012 dismissal of Apple’s complaint against Motorola,” Florian Müller writes for FOSS Patents.

“Based on the appellate opinion, Apple has the chance to prevail on two of its patents-in-suit — a touchscreen hardware patent and a touchscreen software patent (ellipse fitting),” Müller writes. “And these patents are also of significant concern to other Android device makers, particularly Samsung. But in order for the ITC investigation to be resumed by way of a remand, Apple needs the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to issue a mandate, and Google (Motorola Mobility’s owner) is still trying to prevent this from happening.”

Müller writes, “Today Google filed with the Federal Circuit a petition for a panel rehearing and for an en banc (full court) rehearing.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]