COLUMBIA, SC: A lawsuit has been filed by a “patent troll,” and one man is not backing down. Austin Meyer, the developer (and owner) of one of the world’s best flight simulator applications, X-Plane, has been sued by a company called Uniloc in a bid to extract money.
The X-Plane website is worth checking out if you want an entertaining flight simulator! And? It’s written for Linux, OS X. Windows, and Android – at around $70, it beats out another flight sim I have. Combat ops are available, and you can fly the Space Shuttle.
The X-Plane flight simulator is also used by the FAA and NASA.
Mr. Meyer has announced that he will not settle and the fight is on! Nearly every Android application and game developer who codes with the current copy-protection technology available is now at risk of being maliciously sued. This case is important because all users of Android games and applications potentially face the downfall of the ENTIRE market if companies like Uniloc succeed in destroying innovators.
This is a case to keep watch on: Here is the web page for the lawsuit that explains the whole story: http://www.x-plane.com/x-world/lawsuit/
Here is the petition to sign in support of Mr. Meyer, and all other application developers: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-patent-trolls-pay-all-costs-associated-their-frivolous-lawsuits-if-they-lose/gWPpVYMt