Wolfram Launches Preemptive Suit Over Lodsys Patents

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Software company Wolfram Research Inc. filed a preemptive suit against patent licensing company Lodsys LLC on Tuesday, asking a Wisconsin federal judge to declare that it was not infringing four Lodsys patents.

Wolfram Research and Wolfram Alpha LLC claim that Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of both plaintiffs, received an April 26 letter from Lodsys CEO Mark Small — allegedly Lodsys' sole employee — that made the companies fear that Lodsys might target them in a patent suit.

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