“What goes around, comes around. There can be no more doubt that Lodsys sent out vast numbers of patent assertion letters, but some of the recipients fight back and ensure they sue Lodsys before Lodsys sues them,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.
“On Monday I already reported on a declaratory judgment action filed by anti-virus software maker ESET against Lodsys with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, which shares certain characteristics with the declaratory judgment complaint previously lodged by ForeSee Results in the Northern District of Illinois,” Mueller reports. “Two more companies have just followed ForeSee’s example and also sued Lodsys in the Northern District of Illinois: The New York Times Company and market research firm OpinionLab.”
Mueller reports, “Both of the latest lawsuits against Lodsys target all four of its patents. Nevertheless they have some unique elements that are really interesting.”
Much more in the full article here.
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Full text: Apple Legal’s letter to Lodsys – May 23, 2011
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
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