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Not happy with merely going after app developers who offer in-app purchase in their iOS apps, Lodsys is now sending out infringement letters to developers who cross-promote apps. Developer EpicForce received an infringement notice from Lodsys over its iFighter 1945 game, which offers users the opt...

July 13th 2011 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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A few weeks ago, Apple filed a motion to intervene in Lodsys' controversial lawsuit against a handful of iOS app developers. Lodsys was required to respond to Apple's request by June 27, 2011, but the company has asked for a two month extension. If a judge approves this extension, Lodsys will hav...

June 22nd 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie developers turned to the Web hours after receiving warning letters from Lodsys last month, but larger devs took a more traditional approach, leaving the communication and finger-pointing to lawyers instead. Two such companies, the New York Times and OpinionLabs, came to light after filing sui...

June 14th 2011 at 1:26pm 0 Comments
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Apple's already made its position on the whole Lodsys situation pretty clear, and it's now taken things one step further after the patent holder hit iOS developers with a lawsuit at the end of last month. As noted by Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents, Apple has filed a motion to intervene in the...

June 10th 2011 at 11:39am 0 Comments
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Apple has filed a motion to intervene for developers being sued by Lodsys. The motion was filed in the Eastern District of Texas and notes that the developers are: "are individuals or small entities with far fewer resources than Apple and [...] lack the technical information, ability, and incen...

June 10th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The latest salvo in the ongoing Lodsys patent dispute against third-party App Store developers has just been fired. According to Florian Mueller, Michigan-based company ForeSee Results "has filed a declaratory judgment suit against Lodsys's four patents with the US District Court for the Northe...

June 9th 2011 at 12:01am 0 Comments
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Making good on its threats, Lodsys has filed suit today against several third-party iOS developers. According to Florian Mueller, Combay, IconFactory, Illusion Labs, Shovelmate, QuickOffice, Richard Shinerman, and Wulven Game Studios are among the developers targeted in the suit. A series of def...

May 31st 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend, kids! I've checked and double checked and it's Talkcast time! Since you're most likely off tomorrow, you have no excuse not to stay up late and join me for this week's Talkcast! We'll be spending a bit of time discussing the Lodsys Kerfuffle, developments on the curren...

May 29th 2011 at 7:50pm 0 Comments