And so the battle of the patents begins once again. The developer of the BlackBerry PlayBook game, Lonely Turret, received on Thursday patent-infrigement notification from Lodsys. The notification says the game infringes on one of Lodsys in-app payment and purchases related patent. Here’s what Yissachar Radcliffe, the man behind Lonely Turret, said about this:
“I never thought they were interpreting the patent so broadly. It’s just a link … The two apps are entirely separate.”
Apparently the Lonely Turret free version contains a link to the paid version in the BlackBerry App World, and this seems to be reason enough for Lodsys. No more has been said about this, but make sure to stay tuned to N4BB for more info. What do you guys think about all this?