Martha Stewart files lawsuit against Lodsys following patent infringement accusations

Lodsys, perhaps the poster child for patent trolls over the past few years, has poked a bear who won’t take its demands lying down. As reported by GigaOm, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) has filed a complaint in a Wisconsin federal court against Lodsys. The patent trolling company had apparently contacted Stewart’s corporation, claiming that four of her iPad magazines infringed on a number of Lodsys patents and asking for $ 5,000 for each offending magazine to license the allegedly infringing technology. Unlike the small app developers that Lodsys typically preys on, however, Stewart’s company isn’t interested in playing ball. The civil action filed this week asks the court for a “declaratory judgement” against Lodsys — MSLO…

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