Apple Says iOS Developers Have License for In-App Purchasing

Apple sent a letter to Lodsys and to developers, saying it has the licensing rights to in-app purchases and that developers are fully able to use them, according to Macworld. In the letter, Apple’s Senior Vice President & General Counsel Bruce Sewell acknowledges Lodsys CEO Mark Small's recent patent infringement claims against App Store developers, and states right up front that "Apple is undisputedly licensed to these patent and the Apple App Makers are protected by that license."