Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Lodsys Dismisses Frivolous Lawsuit

Todd Moore’s company won against a patent troll:

The total costs to my company would have been $190,000. And that’s just for the initial response to this lawsuit. We hadn’t even gotten to court which would have increased that amount into millions. Remember that it only cost Lodsys about $450 to file the lawsuit. This is why small businesses will usually always settle. It’s just not worth it to fight. And even if you could win and get awarded your attorneys fees and costs, which are very rare, you probably won’t see a dime of that money.

For some reason, Moore went with the following generous title:

Patent Troll Dismisses Frivolous Lawsuit and then Donates to Charity

I like Marco Arment’s title:

Shell Company Related To Cowardly Patent Troll, Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, Forced To Settle Frivolous Lawsuit Against One-Man Business After Law Firm Donates Nearly $200,000 Worth Of Defense

Personally, I would have gone with this:

Patent Troll Told to Go Eat a Bag of Dicks

There should be no patience for patent trolls like Lodsys and Intellectual Ventures.