Apple Defends Developers Against Lodsys Patent


Apple used to be the closing day explores the Lodsys case the place a patent holder tried to pry cash from builders that use in-app buying. Apple has now mentioned that the appliance builders are also licensed by way of Apple itself has concluded:"Apple is undisputedly licensed to thesis (patents) and the Apple App Makers are secure by using That license," wrote Apple a letter signed by Apple Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bruce Sewell. "There is no basis for Lodsys' Infringement allegations against Apple's App Makers."


Last week Lodsys sent letters to iOS developers who use the  purchased app . They had about half percent of U.S. sales to pay Lodsys. Apple has now sent them a letter to Lodsys, claiming that they have rights to all four patents, owned by Lodsys and that it also includes the developers. The letter was also sent to various developers IOS. Apple itself has taken licenses to four patents in the portfolio Lodsys, in combination with various Apple products and servi
ces to use. 
"The Technology that has been targeted in your notice letter is Technology that Apple is expressly licensed under the Lodsys patents to offer to Apple's App Makers, " can be read in Apple's letter.

These licensed products and services enable Apple's App Makers to Communicate with end users through the use of licensed Apple's own hardware, software, APIs, memory, servers, and interfaces, include Apple's App Store. Because Apple is licensed under Lodsys "Such patents to offer technology to ITS App Makers, the App Makers are Entitled to use this technology free from Any Infringement Claims by Lodsys.

Lodsys Apple has asked for the letters she sent to developers, to withdraw. According to those letters had the app-makers 21 days for a license. Lodsys this time it is not in the media will react, but they do discuss their company blog about how they think. They believe that the scope of Apple's licensing does not cover third-party applications. The operating system is just anenabler . These U.S. patent 7,222,078 , which methods and systems for collecting information of a commodity on a network are discussed. T
he patent was registered in December 2003 and in 2004 bought by Lodsys.
 The EFF was already believe that Apple should support the developers
 in their struggle.

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