Oracle Sues To Stop Lodsys Patent Trolling

from the oh-irony dept

Oracle apparently has no sense of irony when it comes to patents. The day after a judge issued a complete smackdown in Oracle's "big" patent and copyright lawsuit against Google, Oracle has suddenly decided that it doesn't like patent bullies. Well, as long as the bully isn't Oracle. It filed its own case against Lodsys -- the quite infamous patent troll that has been threatening and suing tons of companies for daring to do in-app payments. Apparently, Lodsys has targeted Oracle customers and the company has had enough. It's actually good to see more tech companies fight back against Lodsys, but it does seem a bit odd on the timing for Oracle, given its over-emphasis on the importance of not violating patents in the earlier case.

Filed Under: apps, irony, patent troll
Companies: lodsys, oracle


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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Jun 2012 @ 7:21am

    Interesting

    Maybe the smackdown was so powerful and effective that the company learned that patent trolling is bad? Maybe this is a sign that they realized their mistake and want to help make things right?

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