igoeIP has some great analysis of possible claim interpretations.
Although I have not posted my review yet, I agree with the questions and issues raised by Mr. Igoe. I have reviewed the application and claims. But, I still have yet to review the file history or any other litigation documents that might be relevant from Lodsys's other litigation. Those are the fun-fun readings for this weekend.
In my preliminary findings, I find it hard to see how Lodsys's patents cover in-app purchases. I just don't see how an in-app upgrade or an in-app purchase could be a "user perception" as used in the patents.
Definition - "Patent Troll"
"PATENT TROLL" - Any party that intentionally misconstrues the claims of their patent to assert it against another. A patent troll does not have to be a non-practicing entity (NPE) or in any particular industry, all that is required is an intentional misconstruing of the claims in an attempt to extort money from another.
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