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The Patent Troll Lives: Lodsys Wins Against Apple In Court

lodsys patent trollRemember Lodsys? The small LLC that basically invented the term ‘patent troll’ made news in 2011 when it started going after App Store developers for infringing on obscure, abstract patent filings. It sued small app developers for outrageous amounts because it claimed to own the definitive patents on in-app purchases and the general concept of […]

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iOS Developers Continue to Battle Patent Troll Lodsys

There hasn’t been much news regarding the legal battles between the patent troll Lodsys and the developer community but this doesn’t mean that Lodsys has disappeared. The folks over at Ars Technica recently interviewed iOS developer Mike Lee, who is the founder of the Appsterdam Legal Defense Team, which plans to fight Lodsys’ shaking down of developers. As of right now, it looks like the battle will continue well into 2012. For those of you who didn’t already  [Read More…]

Lodsys Continues Trolling, Takes Aim at Big Names in Gaming

Lodsys has gained plenty of fame (even infamy) in recent months for its continued pursuit of a number iOS and Android developers for their alleged infringement on patents that cover in-app purchases and upgrade links. Dissatisfied with its results so far, it now takes aim at some of the big names in gaming… but has Lodsys now bitten off more than it can chew? The patent holder has amended the list  [Read More…]

Apple Officially Intervenes to Back Devs Against Lodsys

Less than two weeks after Lodsys began filing suit against iOS app developers on the grounds of patent violations, Apple has formally interjected itself into the legal mess by filing a motion to intervene in the proceedings. And according to FOSS Patents, which first reported Apple’s decision to intervene, its hard to imagine why the court wouldn’t grant Apple’s motion to participate as an “intervenor.” The app developers whom Lodsys sued appear to be bound  [Read More…]

Lodsys Begins Filing Lawsuits Against iOS Developers

Nearly one month ago, a company named Lodsys emerged from out of the blue to begin threatening legal action against iOS developers regarding the issue of in-app purchasing. Lodsys said it was hellbent on not being denied any and all royalties that are rightfully due to them. “Lodsys’ patent portfolio is being used as part of an overall solution and we are seeking to be paid for the use of patent rights by the accountable  [Read More…]

Apple Fires Back at Lodsys Over Developer Patent Claims

Earlier this month, a little-known company named Lodsys began threatening legal action against countless iOS developers regarding the issue of in-app purchasing. Despite the confusing circumstances surround why Lodsys would threaten iOS devs, the company maintains that its determined to avoid being denied any and all royalties that are rightfully due to them. Simply put, the matter boils down to yet another patent claim. “Lodsys’ patent portfolio is being used as part of an overall  [Read More…]