Apple requests court hearing in Lodsys case

Apple has requested a court briefing in addition to its motion for an intervention against Lodsys, a company that has been chasing after iOS and Android developers and accusing them of infringing on its patents. Here’s a quick back story: Lodsys argues that developers who use its in-app payment technology aren’t covered under Apple’s license. Instead, Lodsys believes that each developer needs its own license. Apple disagrees and has said that developers are covered under an umbrella license. Lodsys has argued that Apple simply has an “economic” interest in the lawsuit but the Cupertino-based company has fired back and said developers are “precisely the type of supplier-customer relationship courts have found sufficient to permit intervention.” Most recently Lodsys added Electronic Arts, Atari, Square Enix and Take-two Interactive to the lawsuit.

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