Yesterday we heard that Apple had been asking developers through iTunes Connect if they had any pending legal issues with any of their apps, which was thought to be related to the recent lawsuit between Lodsys and iOS developers.
Now Apple has filed a motion in the Eastern District Court in Texas, to intervene in lawsuits between Lodsys and seven iOS developers who are currently being taken to court for using in app purchases in their applications by Lodsys.
Apple has maintained since the lawsuits appeared against the developers, that the individual developers are covered by the agreements that Apple has in place with Lodsys for their in app purchases, and Lodsys are maintaining that whilst these agreements cover Apple it does no cover individual developers.
It will be interesting to see what the outcome of these lawsuits is, as it will impact on the other lawsuits that Lodsys are pursuing against other Apple developers and also developers of applications for Google’s Android OS.
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