If your pockets arenâ€™t deep enough to fight a corporate giant, then sue the little guys for milk money.
Thatâ€™s the idea behind a patent companyâ€™s legal threats against several independent iPhone app programmers rather than Apple.
Several iOS programmers on Friday morning said they received a legal complaint from Lodsys, a patent-holding firm.
Lodsys is accusing the developers of infringing a patent related to the usage of an â€œupgradeâ€ button that customers can use to upgrade from a free version of an app to a paid version, or to make purchases from within an app.
Apple provides the payment technology that programmers embed inside their apps, but the Lodsys complaint is instead aimed squarely at the programmers using Appleâ€™s in-app purchasing system.
I hate those little companies that do that
Edited by srsdude - 5/13/11 at 4:47pm