Apple contacting developers stuck with Lodsys suits

Several developers hit with Lodsys suits have been tweeting that they’ve been contacted by Apple concerning the issue. So far, Craig Hockenberry and Gedeon Maheux have mentioned it. The latter’s tweet seems quite positive, talking about “EXCITING” news from the company.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Update: Macworld has the entire letter from Apple’s legal department. Bruce Sewell Senior, Vice President & General Counsel at Apple, writes, “Apple requests that Lodsys immediately withdraw all notice letters sent to Apple App Makers and cease its false assertions that the App Makers’ use of licensed Apple products and services in any way constitute infringement of any Lodsys patent.”

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Stephen Hackett, formerly a Lead Mac Genius at Apple, now spends his days running the IT department of a large non-profit in Memphis, TN. He writes about Apple, design and journalism at forkbombr.net. Like all twenty-somethings, you can find him on Twitter. Oh, and he has a dogcow tattoo.