Richi Jennings
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Enterprise IT threatened by idiot patent troll Lodsys

May 17, 2011 9:10 AM EDT

By Richi Jennings. May 17, 2011.

Steve Jobs (Norbert von der Groeben / Reuters) Lodsys, a patent holding company -- or patent troll -- has been threatening iOS app developers with lawsuits over in-app purchasing functionality. It's not just an issue for Apple's (AAPL) ecosystem of iOS app developers, it has serious implications for enterprise IT people, as I'll explain, in The Long View...

Why should enterprise IT people care?

Well, at the risk of crassly misusing Pastor Martin Niemöller's famous anti-Nazi textFirst they came for Apple, then they came for the app developers, then they came for me.

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