Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th May 2011 16:15 UTC, submitted by john
Legal This is certainly worth a meagre +1 in my book: patent troll Lodsys has actually taken the time to answer some of the concerns on the web regarding its legal threats to several small-time iOS developers. There's some interesting stuff in there.
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Analogy is absurd
by lordepox on Mon 16th May 2011 16:32 UTC
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Their hotel analogy is absurd, and it implies that Apple owns the land (iOS) but the developer owns everything else, which is false. Apple is very clear that they maintain ownership of the iOS framework, base code, App Store, and the developer only gets to use these things, not own them. So, their claim is actually fraudulent as they plainly state that Apple licenses their technology. As a developer, I feel the legal system in the US has completely shot on all innovation, creativity, and kills the very thing democracy is supposed to be. It's no wonder that we are loosing in the technology "arms race", as our retarded politicians, most who are old enough to have owned a brand new Model T, are killing innovation by the little guy. Pattents on ideas are absurd. Patent on a physical piece of hardware yes, on ideas, no. In the land of free speech, shouldn't code be considered free speech as well, as it's written in plain "natural languages"? I invite patent trolls to sue me, you'll die a slow an painful death.

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