New lawsuit may render Lodsys in-app purchase patents invalid

“A Michigan company, ForeSee Results, has submitted a declaratory judgment lawsuit which could potentially render four Lodsys patents invalid,” iPodNN reports.

“The latter outfit has sent letters to a number of technology companies, asserting a need for patent licenses,” iPodNN reports. “Lodsys made headlines recently by suing some mobile app developers over in-app purchases.”

iPodNN reports, “ForeSee has not been sued, but is rather taking preemptive action on behalf of clients which have received assertion letters.”

Read more in the full article here.

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Lodsys also threatens Android developers with legal action over in-app purchases – May 27, 2011
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Apple: iOS developers already licensed for Lodsys patents – May 23, 2011
EFF calls on to Apple defend iOS developers in Lodsys legal threats – May 21, 2011
Following Lodsys legal threats, Apple reportedly stops approving iOS apps with In-App Purchases – May 18, 2011
Lodsys defends legal threats: Apple is licensed, iOS developers are not – May 16, 2011
Lodsys threatens Apple App Store devs with lawsuit over In-App Purchases – May 13, 2011


  1. “The new lawsuit was notably filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; this is “because Lodsys’ Chief Executive Officer and sole employee resides in, and conducts business from, this Judicial District,” according to ForeSee court documents.

    Lodsys has one employee and is in the extortion business. The courts need to kill these parasitic companies.

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