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 […]

Date posted: June 10, 2011 | Author: | Comments Off on Lodsys-Apple patent dispute gets legs

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