|Wed, 09/28/2011 - 12:00 — romain||Tweet||
The following letter was sent as registered mail with record of delivery on the 19th of October 2011. A copy of the letter was sent by email to Mark Small CEO of Lodsys LLC.
As agreed between the co-founders, our response to M. Mark Small is drafted en bon français with the short intriduction shown below:
We clearly state that we do not accept the licensing terms proposed by Lodsys in the pre-litigation letter and that we have retained a law firm as counsel to take the matter to a French court of law should Lodsys persist in their action.
We outline the relevant legal terms of French and European law which breaks the patentability of Lodsys patents in Europe.
We recall the cumulative conditions for a patent to be valid and make clear that two conditions are not fulfilled, the invention activity together with the concept of novelty.
We believe that pioneer online services such as Minitel or Videotel in Europe, together with the widespread usage of such technologies are valid prior art counterclaims against the 4 Lodsys patents.
We state again our opposition to Lodsys's claims.
Please feed free to use the content if you are facing a similar situation against Lodsys.