08-25-2011 02:11 PM
So, apparently a dev in the community received a letter from Lodsys about some pattent stuff relating to their trial functionality of the app.
Has anyone else received a letter like this? Is there something RIM could do to assist in this type of situation?
08-25-2011 02:15 PM
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08-26-2011 08:58 PM
Was this recently? Google finally made a move a couple weeks ago that some folks said would put Lodsys' activities on ice for a long time.
08-28-2011 12:16 AM - edited 08-28-2011 12:32 AM
Finally found the link I was thinking of yesterday:
"Most reexamination requests rely on a finding of obviousness, which is a far more subject standard than demonstrating a lack of novelty. A lack of novelty can be established by any one piece of prior art that discloses each of the key elements of claimed invention. In each of these cases Google has identified not one, but five separate pieces of prior art that each alone demonstrates a lack of novelty in the critical Lodsys claims."
I'm not a lawyer, yadda, yadda, yadda.
08-28-2011 05:54 AM
This post in the Android dev forum contains some useful advice. So does the rest of the thread, by the way: