“Developers have reported that patent holding firm Lodsys is also targeting Android apps,” Electronista reports.
“Those who’ve used the new Android in-app purchasing have been sent the same letters claiming that they infringe on patents,” Electronista reports. “As with the iOS cases, the notices are focusing on smaller developers that would be less likely to have a chance of fighting back.”
Electronista reports, “The attempts may not be any more successful than with iOS developers. Apple sent an ultimatum to Lodsys asserting that its existing license for the patent claims already covered all developers. Google has a similar license for the Lodsys patent and could also assert its ownership. It so far has remained silent…”
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