Apple legal has requested the dismissal of a patent-infringement lawsuit bought against it by

The suit relates to's claims that Apple has used technologies from the litigating firm in its iPod.

The two companies sued each other in a San Francisco court last year in cases related to patents for the compression, storage and sharing of audio and video information over the internet, according to Bloomberg. says its inventions are core to the success of the iPod. Apple denies this, and says has no claim to such patents.

As Bloomberg reports, Apple's attorney Matthew Powers told US District Judge Marily Patel: It's not some epiphanous, oh my God, when you put all these things together you have an iPod. That is what they are trying to do to save the core, which is obviously all in the prior art. None of which is invented by Mr. Lang."