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Registered: ‎10-01-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha C, Playbook 32 GB
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Are BlackBerry's developers somehow protected from patent trolling from LodSys?

Hello, 

 

I just read this article https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/04/app-developers-lodsys-back and I would like to ask BlackBerry whether they are LodSys's licensees (and may sublicense in-app-purchase technology to their developers) or whether we can expect letter from LodSys if using in app purchase.

 

Thanks

Tom

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Registered: ‎11-19-2009
My Device: Z10, Q10, 9900, 9790, PlayBook,
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Re: Are BlackBerry's developers somehow protected from patent trolling from LodSys?

I'd like to know as well...

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Registered: ‎08-31-2009
My Device: 9530, 9630, 9800, 8530, 9900, 9810, 9930, PlayBook, Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Are BlackBerry's developers somehow protected from patent trolling from LodSys?

BlackBerry developers do not have any sort of magical protection. If you do have an issue, you may be better off getting help from the eff than BlackBerry anyhow.

 

However, I have been using in-app purchases for a while now, and have not been contacted by any trolls. I wouldn't let this kind of nonsense change your plans...


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Registered: ‎05-15-2012
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Re: Are BlackBerry's developers somehow protected from patent trolling from LodSys?

I'd imagine we are protected in the same way Apple and Google developers are protected. They are "protected" but that isn't going to stop anyone (and hasn't stopped anyone) from suing developers. What will stop people from suing you is the low volume of BlackBerrys out there. If the platform ever picks up steam I'd be more concerned with being targeted by patent trolls.

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