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1. Cathas Advanced Technologies v. Apple
A Delaware Company by the name of Cathas Advanced Technologies has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple alleging that the company's iOS Developer Program infringes on two claims of their patent titled "Web-Based Design Software for Keep-Alive Boards." The plaintiff is seeking a "reasonable royalty.  

 

2 - Cathas Advanced Tech sues Apple with patent 6,925,445
 

The Cathas Advanced Technologies complaint alleges that that Apple's iOS Developer Program infringes on patent claims 1 and 10 of their patent 6,925,445. The patent claims are presented below for your convenience:

 

1. A method for electronically providing customized software to a customer, comprising the steps of: receiving a customer specification through a web interface; automatically creating customer compatible software that meets the customer specification; and electronically providing the customer compatible software to the customer, wherein the customer compatible software is a customer compatible executable that is compiled from pre-existing source code that is modified to include customer specific messages provided by the customer in the customer specification.

 

10. A web-based software delivery system for electronically providing customized software to a customer, comprising: a web server; and software design code located on the web server for performing the steps of: receiving a customer specification through a web interface; creating customer compatible software that meets the customer specification; and electronically providing the customer compatible software to the customer, wherein the customer compatible software is a customer compatible executable that is compiled from preexisting source code that is modified to include customer specific messages provided by the customer in the customer specification.

 

The case was filed in the US District Court of Delaware.

 

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Comments

Thomcarl

Obvious patent troll, there should be a healthy fine and penalty for proven patent trolls. I favor a mafia style hit man, but DOJ frowns on that.

Gary

I think I will patent the concept of: "A method of moving food from a plate to a mouth" Then I can sue everyone for royalties.

How dumb for the Patent Office to grant a patent that is so simple, that is not an invention.

Jeffree K Lassitter

Cathas Advanced Technologies should NOT have been awarded a patent for their common sense generic process. This is like patenting air. The folks at the U.S. Patent Office really need to have their heads examined for perpetuating stupidity like this. The criteria for awarding patents need to be tightened substantially to weed out obviously unpatentable claims.

John

This is not the same, as all macs have the dev tools built in upon sales. apple gives this freely. You must have your ideas for an app, and build it for approval.

Kenrm

Wow another baseless claim for infringement that has no bearing on what Apple Offers.

It's just a cash grab by another greedy lowlife.

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