“There are now five Lodsys-related lawsuits,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.
“Lodsys itself has already filed three infringement lawsuits against a total of 27 defendants (against Brother, HP, Samsung others in February; then against seven mobile app developers; and most recently, on Friday, against adidas, Best Buy and others),” Mueller reports. “Last week, ForeSee Results filed a declaratory judgment action against all four Lodsys patents in the Northern District of Illinois (that federal court is based in Chicago).”
Mueller reports, “And another such pre-emptive lawsuit was filed on Friday and today made its way into the electronic court records system: anti-virus software maker ESET (corporate website, Wikipedia entry) filed a declaratory judgment action against Lodsys with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California… Like ForeSee Results, ESET attacks all four Lodsys patents, asking for a declaration that it doesn’t infringe them as well as a declaration of their invalidity.”
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