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Lodsys

Apple requests court hearing in Lodsys case

August 9th, 2011

Apple has requested a court briefing in addition to its motion for an intervention against Lodsys, a company that has been chasing after iOS and Android developers and accusing them of infringing on its patents. Here’s a quick back story: Lodsys argues that developers who use its in-app payment technology aren’t covered under Apple’s license. …

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

July 22nd, 2011

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 …

Apple takes Lodsys patent fight to court

June 10th, 2011

A few weeks back, a patent-holding company called Lodsys began contacting developers and asking them to cough up money for using their in-app purchasing technology without a license. Apple intervened briefly and said that its developers are covered under its own license, but now the company has taken the matter to court with an official …

ForeSee Results files declaratory lawsuit against Lodsys

June 10th, 2011

ForeSee Results, an industry analyst firm, has filed a declaratory lawsuit against Lodsys in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. ForeSee Results has a few big customers — such as Best Buy, WE Energies, and Adidas — that have reportedly been threatened with legal action by Lodsys, and so the firm …

Lodsys continues targeting developers despite Apple’s defense

June 2nd, 2011

A firm called Lodsys has been targeting Apple and Android developers that it believes are using its in-app purchase technology illegally. Despite Apple’s efforts to argue that its developers are covered under the same license, Lodsys doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon — it’s giving developers 21 days to cough up licensing fees …

Lodsys targeting Android developers, too

May 27th, 2011

Earlier this week we reported that a firm named Lodsys had started to send out letters to Apple developers claiming that they were infringing on a Lodsys patent related to in-app purchases. Apple stepped in and claimed that, since it licenses Lodsys’ products and services, its developers were also entitled to use the technology. Now …

Apple defends developers in letter to Lodsys

May 23rd, 2011

Earlier this month a company called Lodsys began sending letters to iOS app developers using Apple’s in-app billing system, asking each to license its technology separately. In a blog post on May 15th, Lodsys explained on its website that “the scope of [Apple’s] current licenses does NOT enable [Apple] to provide  ‘pixie dust’ to bless …