“Today — on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 — Lodsys filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (the place in which I predicted that it would do so) against seven little iOS app developers,” Florian Mueller reprots for FOSS Patents.
“Lodsys asserts two of its four patents: U.S. Patent No. 7,620,565 (‘the ‘565 patent’) on a ‘customer-based design module’ and U.S. Patent No. 7,222,078 (‘the ‘078 patent’) on ‘Methods and Systems for Gathering Information from Units of a Commodity Across a Network,'” Mueller reports. “Note that Lodsys so far emphasized the ‘078 patent, although Lodsys always mentioned its other patents as well.”
Mueller reports, “Very importantly, this lawsuit is not limited to iOS but also targets Android in at least one case… [along with] the Mac version of Twitterriffic, which is explicitly accused in the complaint.”
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