Lodsys Files Patent Suits Against Seven App Developers

Ignoring Apple's public assertion that its developers are protected by its patent licensing agreements, Lodsys filed a patent infringement claim against seven developers who have created apps for iOS, Mac OS X, and Android. In so doing, Lodsys has increased pressure on Apple and Google to indemnify their developers or propose a settlement, lest developers conclude that the risks of developing mobile applications outweigh the potential rewards.