Lodsys sues Rovio, EA, Atari claiming patent infringement

“Today Lodsys has amended its complaint against mobile app developers and modified the list of defendants, leaving out one of the seven developers sued on May 31 (Vietnamese company Wulven Games) but adding five famous games companies,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

• Rovio: Acaused of infringing at least one of Lodsys’s patents with Angry Birds for iOS and Angry Birds for Android
• Electronic Arts: The Sims 3 for iPhone
• Atari: Atari’s Greatest Hits for iPhone and Atari’s Greatest Hits for iPad
• Square Enix: Big Hit Baseball for iPhone and Big Hit Baseball for iPad
• Take-Two Interactive: 2K Sports NHL 2K11 for iPhone

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Mueller reports, “With today’s amended complaint, Lodsys is currently suing a total of 37 defendants, and there may be more to come.”

Read more in the full article here.

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15 Comments

      1. That was over a month ago. Meanwhile, little developers are being forced to sign an agreement with this patent troll or enter costly litigation.

  1. Hey Lodsys’s CEO, you should really start to pay extra attention to your surrounding when you leave home, turn on your car, put out garbage at night… etc. “We” certainly do not want any bad thing happen to you and your love one.

    1. I am no legal eagle, but could not Apple sue Lodsys for doing damage to their App Store business model with their unjustified claims against the developers?

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