Pulling an app based on mere allegations of infringement “seems morally reprehensible, even if not legally unallowable,” he told me. “I’m sad to see Apple too easily cave to baseless claims of IP infringement, especially when the owner of the app wrote back a detailed reasoning of why the app did not in fact infringe the asserted patents. If Apple was going to take the app down anyways, why’d they even reach out to the app developers in the first place to get their response to the accusations?

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