The Loop: â€œThus the technology that is targeted in your notice letters is technology that Apple is expressly licensed under the Lodsys patents to offer to Appleâ€™s App Makers,â€ wrote Sewell. â€œThese licensed products and services enable Appleâ€™s App Makers to communicate with end users through the use of Appleâ€™s own licensed hardware, software, APIs, memory, servers, and interfaces, including Appleâ€™s App Store. Because Apple is licensed under Lodsysâ€™ patents to offer such technology to its App Makers, the App Makers are entitled to use this technology free from any infringement claims by Lodsys.â€
Lodsys, say hello to The Train that is Apple.
Apple, thank you!
UPDATE: Full text of Apple telling Lodsys to stick it.