iPhone developers sued for in-app purchases

Patent trolling seems to be a good, albeit slightly unethical, business.

iOS developers see patent troll threat over in-app purchases – Electronista

“The suing company appeared to be a pure patent troll as it wasn’t known so far to have targeted Apple, whose in-app purchasing system is the actual subject of the dispute.”

“the company suing developers is Lodsys, a patent holding company that like most patent trolls has no income but royalties and lawsuits. Its patent, filed in 2003, is generic and covers “gathering information from units of a commodity across a network.””

Sounds like the RIM/NTP hoopla all over again.