I've been working on an app/website that I planned to sell for iPhone and Android, but recently found a patent that describes the idea almost exactly. There are currently no apps that implement this idea, and the patent is 2 years old.
I will be talking with a patent attorney, but before I do, is there really any option for me to release this app if the attorney deems our 2 ideas alike? Could I:
- Make the app free using ads
- Make the app completely free with no ads, therefore no revenue generated
- Open source the app
Even if I make nothing on the app, is there still a way for me to release it without the worry of being sued? I really like the idea and want to make it.