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A federal judge has dismissed a patent lawsuit Apple leveraged against Google’s Motorola Mobility, Reuters said on Monday. Apple originally claimed that Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, had unfair terms for licensing its patents.

This isn’t the first time the two firms have been locked up in a legal battle. In fact, Motorola Mobility also claimed that Apple was infringing on its patented technology in September of this year before pulling the claims in October. Motorola Mobility also won a patent infringement suit against Apple last May in a suit related to finger swipe technology.

“We’re pleased that the court has dismissed Apple’s lawsuit with prejudice,” a Google spokeswoman said in a statement to Reuters.  ”Motorola has long offered licensing to our extensive patent portfolio at a reasonable and non-discriminatory rate in line with industry standards,” Google said in its statement. “We remain interested in reaching an agreement with Apple.”

[via Reuters]