Lodsys sues The New York Times Company and five others in East Texas

“Lodsys filed a patent infringement lawsuit today in East Texas against the very six companies who previously filed declaratory judgment actions against Lodsys in other jurisdictions,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

The six companies sued today are (in the order in which they are named in the complaint):
• DriveTime Automotive Group
• ForeSee Results
• LivePerson
• OpinionLab
• The New York Times Company

Mueller writes, “Lodsys now claims that those six companies are all infringing on its patents. The reason Lodsys did this is that Lodsys wants to transfer all of those cases from Arizona, California and Illinois to East Texas. That’s a matter of costs for Lodsys, and East Texas still has a reputation for being the most troll-friendly venue in the United States.”

Read more in the full article, with a link about a cost-efficient way for app developers to deal with the Lodsys situation, here.

Related articles:
Lodsys asks for two more months to answer Apple’s motion to intervene – June 22, 2011
Lodsys: Apple & Google may be contractually precluded from challenging Lodsys’s patents – June 16, 2011
The New York Times Company and OpinionLab sue Lodsys – June 14, 2011
All four Lodsys patents now also challenged in Southern California AV software maker ESET – June 13, 2011
Apple enters legal fray against Lodsys, files motion to intervene – June 10, 2011
New lawsuit may render Lodsys in-app purchase patents invalid – June 8, 2011
Lodsys sues 7 app developers in Eastern Texas; Mac and Android devs also targeted – May 31, 2011
Lodsys also threatens Android developers with legal action over in-app purchases – May 27, 2011
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
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. Hopefully all of these companies will counter sue like the rest.
    Troll patent sue happy companies belong out of business. Hopefully they will lose every case and at the rate they’re going have so many lawsuits they won’t be able to pay for them and get put out for good.

    1. Didn’t Apple just recently become … A big Patent Troll.

      Well that’s how Googdroids will see it.

      And why not – if things were flipped, that’s what we would be saying.

  2. Build a big honking Apple Store in Tyler. Hell, build three of them. Turn the entire Eastern district of Texas into a sea of Apple fanatics. Nobody will ever dare sue us there again.

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