Apple Looks to Burn Google with 3rd Party In-App Purchase Patent

Apple has spared no effort in trying to injure its arch mobile rival through the courts, like blocking Android vendors from important markets through patent and trademark infringement suits. Now it’s developing an additional angle: an attempt to patent in-application purchases from third parties, as an application filed on April 26, 2010 and made public on Thursday made clear. Here’s what the patent, if granted, would actually cover, and why the impact would be hard on Google.

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