We haven’t had to report on Lodsys and some of their idiotic lawsuits that they were trying to pull off almost two years ago. Lodsys, also know as a patent troll, has tried to sue many small mobile game developers, not just on Android but iOS as well. Then suddenly it all stop and the world was at peace once more… until now.
It seems this is a busy week for Lodsys as more and more developers are coming out to reveal that they have received the patent infringement welcome package from Lodsys over the last couple of days. Newest one to add to the list is Micabyte and their game Pirates and Traders.
It has been rather quiet lately in regards to Lodsys and their friendly patent trolling but all good things must come to an end and that is the case today. According to a post over on Reddit, Justin Smith, the developer of the Tiny Wings clone on Android called Dillo Hills has gotten a Lodsys Patent Infringement welcome package.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately then you’ve probably heard about Lodsys and their patent trolling ways. More and more Android developers are receiving their friendly patent infringement ‘welcome package’, as we like to call it, and Google has remained rather silent… until now.
It seems Lodsys isn’t happy with their current slew of suits already underway and have sent another patent infringement welcome package to another Android developer. This time BitHack, the developers of Apparatus, are the ones who have received this unwanted package in the mail.
You may have thought the the whole Lodsys patent trolling excitement had died but actually we have been collecting names of developers and working in the background over the whole Lodsys patent infringement suits hitting Android developers. A new one added to the list is Rovio.
It’s Thursday, June 30th, bright and early in the morning and we have another developer who has come forward that on Monday they received the same patent infringement threat package that two other developers have already received. That is three in one week for those keeping track.
If you haven’t heard about Lodsys LLC by now then you are about to get familiar with them pretty quickly. Generally, known as a patent troll, Lodsys LLC has recently been trying to sue just about everyone under the sun it seems. Since it wasn’t working to well against major corporations, the company is hitting the little guys.