By now you probably know that Apple sued Google last week for patent infringements over Apple’s iPad Pro.
And you probably have a strong suspicion that Google has the patent right to the iPad Pro itself.
But what about the patents for its other products?
Is there any way Google can get these patented and prevent Apple from infringing?
That’s what this week’s filing from Apple alleges.
The filing, which has not been made public yet, claims that Google is infringing on “Apple’s patents for an iPad and iPad Pro that are in use today, including Apple’s design for the iPad, Apple’s user interface for the iPhone, Apples operating system and Apples applications for the Apple Watch.”
Apple claims that it’s “prepared to defend and enforce all Apple’s patents against all infringements.”
The filing also alleges that Google infringes on the patent “for a method of creating an image of the iPad as a screen and displaying it on a display that is positioned on the top of the tablet,” and “for an image display method for displaying an image on a surface.”
The filing also asserts that Google’s “Method of producing a video image of a display on a tablet,” “Method for generating a video clip from an image,” and Apple’s “method for generating an image and displaying a video at the same time” infringe on “each of the Apple patents.”
The patent claims that Apple has also “intended to use its copyrights for the right to use one of Apple’s patented design features for the design of an iPad” and “is attempting to prevent Google from using one of the patents it has.”
Apple also says that “Google’s Patent Application, the subject matter of which Apple is asserting for infringement, was filed on June 13, 2018.”
Apple is seeking $1.5 billion in damages and unspecified other relief.
The filing comes just weeks after the two companies settled a similar lawsuit filed by Samsung.
Apple has also been trying to stop Google from releasing a version of Android that would use its design patents.
In a blog post last year, Apple said that “the Patent Office will continue to pursue an appropriate resolution to the matter of Google’s patent infringement of Apple designs in this case.”