While Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft complain about the use of standards-essential patents in the...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

While Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft complain about the use of standards-essential patents in the countersuits filed by Google (GOOG) and its Android partners, Google is now arguing some of Apple's software patents should be shared due to the widespread use of the technologies they cover. Meanwhile, Apple and Google are both appealing lawsuit dismissals from renowned U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner, who has been arguing software patents may do more harm than good.