Update: Software Developers Sued In Texas

As previously discussed, Apple developers allegedly received cease and desist letters from Lodsys based on the use of in-app applications.  Now, Lodsys appears to have taken it to the next level by allegedly suing several developers for patent infringement in the ever popular Eastern District of Texas.  Read what appears to be a copy of the Complaint. It will be interesting to see Apple’s reaction and/or next steps.

6 thoughts on “Update: Software Developers Sued In Texas”

  1. When patent trolls regularly collect triple the amount of damages awarded to practicing entities in patent litigation, it is certainly no surprise that more patent trolls are springing up and becoming ever more aggressive. They have everything to gain and relatively little to lose by filing patent enforcement actions. I fear that the only way to minimize the threat that PAEs pose to small businesses is by eliminating their incentives to assert patents — i.e., by limiting the damages that they can collect. In the meantime, you can’t really blame a company like Lodsys for taking advantage of weaknesses in the legal system.
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  2. When patent trolls regularly collect triple the amount of damages awarded to practicing entities in patent litigation, it is certainly no surprise that more patent trolls are springing up and becoming ever more aggressive.

  3. by limiting the damages that they can collect. In the meantime, you can’t really blame a company like Lodsys for taking advantage of weaknesses in the legal syste.

  4. Seems to me that companies are pushing harder than before to compete with competitors without doing the actual work of inventing new things rather just building on the work of others I think as this trend continues so will the cases of patent enforcement and patent infringement increase.

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