That’s a good question. I found that “Copyright, trademark and patent holders may license others to use or produce the good, usually in return for a fixed payment and a royalty rate,” so yes you can actually still use patterns…but not for free.

Not sure about OkCupid and Shapr but Bumble ain’t getting out clean without a fight https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/27/17909676/bumble-patent-court-tinder-match-group-lawsuit

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