Google, based in Mountain View, California, inherited the case
when it bought Motorola Mobility in 2012 for $12.4 billion. The
purchase was made in part to get Motorola Mobility’s trove of more
than 17,000 patents, which Google hoped would be used to counter
attacks that its Android operating system was infringing Apple and
Microsoft Corp. patents. Thus far, the strategy hasn’t resulted in
a significant legal victory against either company.