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Apple-Lodsys patent case dismissed as irrelevant

A motion by Apple to prevent 11 third-party app developers from being sued by patent holder …

Lodsys targets Disney apps

Patent holding company Lodsys has targeted another big-name app developer, sending a notice to Disney claiming …

Lodsys claims 150 patent licensees, as Apple spat continues

Patent holding company Lodsys said that “greater than 150 companies” have licensed its in-app purchase …

Developer hits back at Lodsys patent suit

App developer A Thinking Ape launched a counter strike against patent holder Lodsys, after it became one of the latest companies to be targeted by the intellectual property owner.

Apple gets green light to intervene in Lodsys case

Apple has been given permission to play a role in a lawsuit between patent holding company Lodsys and a number of app developers, according to FOSS Patents.

Apple in-app purchasing patent application surfaces

Apple filed a patent application related to in-app purchasing in 2010, which could potentially change …

Lodsys ups patent ante with Rovio, EA added to list

FOSS Patents said that Lodsys has amended one of its in-app purchasing lawsuits to name several new companies, the most high profile of which are Angry Birds developer Rovio and gaming giant EA (for The Sims 3 for iPhone).

Report: Patent worries drive developers out of US

Media Guardian warned that international app developers are removing their products from sale in the US versions of Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market, due to fears they will be taken to court by companies owning patents.

Apple takes action in Lodsys suit

Apple has filed a “motion to intervene” in the patent action filed by Lodsys against seven app developers, stating that it “seeks to intervene because it is expressly licensed to provide to the developers products and services that embody the patents in suit, free from claims of infringement of those patents.”

Lodsys updates on app patent battle, starts Android actions

Lodsys, the US-based patent licensing company which has launched a number of actions alleging patent infringement by a range of iOS apps, provided an update on its activities, following reports that it had started proceedings more quickly than initially anticipated.