Lodsys goes after top-dog gaming firms Atari, EA, Rovio in patent suit

Lodsys, the company that has been accusing iOS and Android developers of illegally using its in-app purchasing technology, is now also targeting high-profile gaming firms such as Atari, Electronic Arts, Angry Birds lab Rovio, Square Enix and Take-Two Interactive. According to FOSS Patents, Lodsys had this to say about Rovio:

Defendant Rovio has infringed and continues to infringe, directly, indirectly, literally, under the doctrine of equivalents, contributorily, and/or through the inducement of other, one or more claims of the ’565 patent. Rovio makes, sells, uses, imports, and/or offers to sell infringing applications, including but not limited to Angry Birds for iPhone and Angry Birds for Android, which infringe at least claim 27 of ’565 patent under 35 U.S.C. § 271.

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Lodsys also has lawsuits open against other heavy hitters including Best Buy, The New York Times Company, Adidas, Brother and HP. In May, Apple defended iOS developers and argued that they were included under the company’s own license agreement with Lodsys. Lodsys has remained steadfast in its belief that each defendant is infringing on its patents, despite a pending lawsuit from Apple and a declaratory lawsuit from ForeSee.

[Via MacRumors]

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