|Sun, 10/02/2011 - 15:57 — Dickel||Tweet||
Monday 10th of October,
Eric meets with Olivier Iteanu, attorney at law.
Eric exposes the results of our search for public information regarding existing cases involving Lodsys.
The same question keeps popping up throughout the conversartion: why did Lodsys sngle out groupCamp, a small venture with no visible (not yet) iPhone or Android app in their respective stores or marketplaces, which has been the characteristic of the recent Lodsys attacks?
Was Lodsys misdirected by a dotcom website and a public English version accessible to US-based businesses?
Eric gives me a quick call. I start checking with other app developers, based in France, who are in the same business(web-based apps) as GroupCamp. My question to them is whether or not they had been served.
None of them had.
We start examining the US patent ‘078 which is the basis of the claim. The patent governs two-way interactions between a central system and users based in different locations. Olivier explains how the United States patent law can allow patents on Business Methods and software technologies. European and therefore French patent law being different in that respect.
Olivier reminds us that we have 21 days to respond... just a tiny little detail which we did not catch at the end of the letter.
We decide to work with the law firm to draft our response and choose to do it... en bon français