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Lodsys dispute Apple response !


So for those who have been following the recent Apple / Lodsys patent debacle, Lodsys have today responded with ‘Apple is not “undisputedly licensed” with rights that extend to 3rd party Developers’ therefore refuting Apple’s recent public response – see here.

The update on the Lodsys blog goes on to say ‘Developers relying on Apple’s letter do so to their own detriment and are strongly urged to review Apple’s own developer agreements to determine the true extent of Apple’s responsibilities to them.’ So where does this leave the developers ? Well currently it would seem Lodsys means business and is standing its ground (shock horror) !

With WWDC 2011 just round the corner will Steve Jobs go as far as to make a public statement to the developers/press ? Or is IOS 5 going to resolve this issue (for future apps) by offering developers an alternative to the Lodsys patent ? We will just have to wait and see…..

You can read the Lodsys LLC blog post here.