Lodsys Says Intellectual Ventures Has “No Investment, Control or Knowledge” of Lodsys Licensing
May 16, 2011- Lodsys, the NPE that filed suit against a number of companies back in February 2011, including Brother, Canon, HP, Hulu, Lenovo, Lexmark, Motorola Mobility, Novell, Samsung and Trend Micro over three patents related to in-product user feedback systems, has reportedly initated an assertion campaign against iOS application developers for a patent purporetedly related to in-app updates. The Lodsys patents were originally assigned to individual inventor Daniel Abelow and subsequently to Ferrara Ethereal. Webvention acquired the patents in an assignment recorded in 2009. Webvention has been linked to Intellectual Ventures by the press. Webvention assigned the patents in suit to Lodsys in August 2010. Correspondent information for Webvention and Lodsys is identical.