Take two: copyright claim forces mobile app redux


iConnexUs logoA copyright conflict nearly took down Eden Prairie tech entrepreneur Richard (Rick) Perry, but the 25-year software veteran has survived to re-launch his mobile app this week.

Whooznear, the name of Perry’s 2 year old invention was strikingly similar in sound (and function) to Who’s Here — product of San Mateo firm MyRete.

“I was loosely aware of the similarities but didn’t fully consider the legalities at the time of startup. They have $1.4 in funding and could out-attorney me in about an hour,” he says describing the process of scrapping and starting over as iConnexUs under Primmo Apps.