Elon Musk announced his intention to sue Google over its patent infringement claims in March, alleging that the company’s Android operating system infringes on his patents.
This week, the US Patent and Trademark Office announced that it will hold a public hearing on the matter.
In the filing, Musk claimed that Google infringed on his “SpaceX” patents on the design of his spacecraft, a spaceplane and a space station.
The filing also claimed that the patents were infringed by the company SpaceX.
The filing comes amid a wider controversy surrounding the future of the US space industry.
The US government is trying to renegotiate the space program, and the Trump administration has proposed a massive reduction in funding for the program.
The White House has also proposed cutting funding for NASA by more than $1.6 billion over the next decade, which would leave the agency with a $2.4 billion deficit.