Lodsys have been using this patent to sue app developers for damages relating to the use of In-App Purchases. According to this site, the patent expired 6th August 2012 due to a terminal disclaimer linked to another patent they hold.

Is the expiration date correct? If it is, does this mean any new app that uses the In-App Purchase method is not infringing?

Google Patents US 7,222,078

  • I think there is a typo in the question as originally posted. The li led cite calculated the expiration to be Aug 2012, not 2013. I have not checked beyond that or this would be an anwser. – George White Aug 9 '13 at 18:32
  • Yes you are correct, it should have been 2012. I will change that now, thanks for pointing it out. – BytesGuy Aug 9 '13 at 23:26

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