“Digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on Apple to defend iOS developers from the threat of a patent lawsuit from Lodsys over in-app purchasing functionality in iOS apps,” Josh Ong reports for AppleInsider.
“EFF staff attorney Julie Samuels published a blog post on Friday expressing concern over “Apple’s failure to defend” third-party iOS developers who received letters from Lodsys last week accusing them of infringing on a patent that covers in-app purchasing functionality,” Ong reports. “In the letters, Lodsys demanded that developers license the technology in question within 21 days or face possible legal action.”
Ong reports, “Earlier this week, reports emerged that Apple is reportedly “actively investigating” Lodsys’ claims, though it has not committed to defending the developers accused of infringement.”
Read more in the full article here.
The EFF blog post by Julie Samuels is here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]
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