App Maker Ends 'Patent Troll' Suit With Charitable Donation

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- An app developer sued by patent holder Lodsys Group LLC announced an odd settlement with the so-called patent troll on Thursday: dismissal with prejudice and a joint donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

When U.S. District Judge Rodney M. Gilstrap issued an order last week granting Lodsys’ request for voluntary dismissal of its patent infringement accusations against TMSoft LLC, the settlement contained no details.

On Thursday, TMSoft CEO Todd Moore issued a statement on his blog that shed more light on the deal. The agreement didn’t involve...
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