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Apple has appealed an old billion dollar case claiming Google's Motorola overcharged for FRAND patents in the iPhone.
Apple has sued Ericsson, arguing that the Swedish company is charging too much on royalties that are not "essential" to industry cellular standards.
The iPhone maker claims that Google-owned handset maker is unfairly seeking excessive royalty payments for patents covering video streaming and Wi-Fi technology.
Microsoft and Google-owned Motorola Mobility agrees to set aside their ongoing patent disputes, until issues over fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory patent licenses have been resolved.
The two handset vendors agreed to settle existing lawsuits but don't cross-license each other's technology.
The Korean electronics will be monitored by the European Union to ensure patents are offered on fair and reasonable terms.
The $7.2 billion acquisition had been delayed by the antitrust review, but China's antitrust regulators have approved the deal.
The government says its inquiry is no longer necessary after the Obama administration overturned a ban on sales of Apple devices.
The company makes a pitch to the European Union, which is investigating whether Samsung is violating regulations on standard-essential patents.
In the second phase of a closely watched patent trial, a federal jury finds the Google handset maker in breach of contract for failing to license standard essential patents at a reasonable rate.