For those just tuning in, a patent holding company called Lodsys recently made waves in the Apple app dev community by claiming that it owns patents covering in-app purchasing technology enabled by Apple’s API’s. Lodsys sent threat letters to numerous parties and actually sued a handful of them. Apple, for its part, claims that all Apple developers are authorized to used the relevant technology because of a licensing deal that Apple made with a predecessor to Lodsys’s patent rights. Lodsys seems to disagree with Apple on this point (instead claiming that only Apple itself may use the technology), and has […]
One of the most common questions that a trademark attorney is asked, is: how much will it cost to protect a trademark? This is no simple question because there are lots of options that may make the process more or less expensive. It is also true that lawyers very much dislike the idea of estimating costs (and especially so in easy to find mediums like websites) because they believe that potential clients will interpret such estimates as guaranteed maximums. Nevertheless, there certainly are some reasonably accurate ballpark figures that can be used to illustrate the approximate costs of protecting a […]
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