Saturday, August 27, 2011

EFF sponsor boot camp for app developers to handle patent trolls; the Lodsys litigation; Perry's "tort reform"

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is settling up a “Virtual Boot Camp for App Developers” called “Patent Trolls and You”, link (website url) here (post by Julie Samuels).  It gives  a link to a complicated series of litigation against Apple developers by a company called Lodsys, which has somewhat become the Righthaven of the patent world, with a similar “business model”.

It’s interesting that a lot of the litigation is in plaintiff-friendly Texas, when Gov. Rick Perry, a likely front runner for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, brags about his efforts in tort reform in his state. This matter does not support his claims. 

Update: Aug. 29

On Piers Morgan, guest Mark Cuban recommended doing away with software patents. 

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