Motorola had objected to Apple's demand for the papers, saying that it had no control over Google and that company's documents. Motorola also unsuccessfully argued that Google was not a party to the lawsuit. And while the Cupertino based manufacturer hasn't publicly released a list of the information it seeks, there is a chance that some of it would be reports and files that Motorola and Google would want to keep away from the prying eyes of the competition. Both Apple and Motorola sued each other in 2010, both sides claiming that its patents were infringed upon by the other.
For Google, the ruling by the judge is very disappointing because it now means that the company, soon to be the owner of Motorola Mobility, would be a relevant party on all open cases involving Motorola.