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May 23, 2011

Apple to patent troll: back to the mines of moria with you!

As reported in....well lots of places, Apple has decided to back up their developers against patent threats being sent out by a company called Lodsys. Macworld has the full text of what was sent by them.

While I'm not sure how this will ultimately play out for Apple, at the moment it sounds like a win for them, at least from a PR perspective. Standing behind the developers that have extended Apples IOS architecture far beyond what it was originally is the right thing to do. Hopefully the positive press they'll no doubt receive for this as well as the good will of the developer community going forward will turn out to be a net positive for Apple compared to any legal or financial fallout from this whole scenario.

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