The JM Smucker Company Files for DJ against Lodsys
- January 5, 2012
The JM Smucker Company filed an action for declaratory judgment against Lodsys [NPE], seeking declaration that its website’s “Online Store Questions” form does not infringe four patents related to a customer-based product design module. According to the complaint, Lodsys sent Smuckers claim charts purportedly demonstrating Smuckers’ alleged infringement and encourages Smuckers to take a license. Since February 2011, Lodsys has filed four patent infringement suits, and has been subject to 11 prior actions for declaratory judgment. 1/4, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2:2012cv00012.