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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RE[2]: Still fsckd up
by Calipso on Mon 16th May 2011 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Still fsckd up"
Calipso
Member since:
2007-03-13

The technology behind the button is written by the individual programmer. Unless of course somehow every implementation of an Upgrade button is using the actual code that these guys wrote. Highly doubt it though.

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RE[3]: Still fsckd up
by malxau on Mon 16th May 2011 19:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Still fsckd up"
malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

Unless of course somehow every implementation of an Upgrade button is using the actual code that these guys wrote. Highly doubt it though.


This is a patent lawsuit. Who implemented the idea is not relevant, the patent covers the idea itself. If upheld, Lodsys have a monopoly on use of the idea covered by the patent.

(Not saying that's a good thing.)

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RE[4]: Still fsckd up
by Calipso on Tue 17th May 2011 01:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Still fsckd up"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

yes I know. I was trying to make the point to the previous post, that the programmers of the applications actually programmed the technology that makes the Upgrade button work and that this patent is about the idea itself and not the technology.

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