Not to rain on your possibly good Monday morning but it seems as though another patent troll has reared its ugly head and this time it has its sight set on Mojang, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and a few other large gaming companies. This new lawsuit is over a rather vague patent that these companies are apparently infringing upon.
Tag: patent infringement
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.
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.