Finnish company Rovio may be called to court. On the creators of the popular game Angry Birds sued patent holding Lodsysblaming Rovio in patent infringement. We are talking about patents that are used in several computer games. Representatives Rovio claim that they have not yet received official notifications and therefore do not consider it necessary to respond to such steps.
Holding Lodsys, which owns a large number of patents in the field of modern technologies, is not the first time involved in litigation with large IT companies, among which are even mentioned Apple, Atari, Electronic Arts. Analysts note that such processes, or rather pre-trial negotiations, are the goal of the patent holder. The calculation is based on the fact that a large company with a huge turnover, and Rovio is now in a very favorable financial position, she would prefer to pay a certain amount and not bring the case to court, even if she is sure of the legality of her actions. After all, to prove something in the field of patenting is a long, time-consuming and resource-consuming task, and against the backdrop of billions of dollars in income, the amount of compensation will seem quite acceptable.
A whole legal campaign is already underway against such patent-holding companies, mainly in the US, because such pressure on developers can lead to negative consequences, companies with a small turnover will prefer to curtail their activities or not list their applications in US app stores.