/// Lodsys Goes to the Mattresses in Apple App Patent Dispute

May 31, 2011  |  All Things Digital


Apple’s strongly worded letter warning Lodsys against harassing its developers didn’t stop the patent holding company from making good on its threats of litigation. Claiming Cupertino had forced its hand , the company filed suit against seven iOS developers it claims are infringing its in-app purchasing IP: Combay, Iconfactory, Illusion Labs, Machael G. Karr, Quickoffice, Richard Shinderman, and Wulven Games. Though Apple might argue otherwise, none of these app makers are protected by its Lodsys patent license. And the company’s prepared to prove it. “[Apple's] letter was very surprising as Apple and Lodsys were in confidential discussions and there was clearly disagreement on the interpretation of the license terms of Apple’s agreement,” Lodsys said in one of a series of blog posts on the matter . “Before, during and after these interactions, Lodsys has carefully considered this issue and consulted several legal experts to consider Apple’s claims.

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Lodsys Goes to the Mattresses in Apple App Patent Dispute


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