For the last few months I’ve been working on a plugin host app.
Just recently I have read about the intimidating world of patents infringement.
I’m not a paranoid, but it is known that suing a young company for patent infringement is very costly and has a good chance making
you go bankrupt.
Just downloading the PatentHunter ( http://www.patenthunter.com/ ) and searching ‘Cubase’, ‘Protools’, ‘Ableton’ gives you a long list
of registered patents.
Therefore my question to you is: do you know any potentially legal aspect I should avoid developing my app?
Jules, you have developed a fully fledged DAO application, can you share with us your ‘don’t-do’ knowledge?
My original plan was to write my app, and when It’s in it’s final stages, hire a lawyer, establish a company, pay my Juce fees, etc…
But maybe I should hire a lawyer now, just to make sure I’m not doing anything I shouldn’t do.
Any legal advice will be most helpful.