Lodsys attacks 5 adult companies
Five of the largest adult entertainment companies have been hit with patent infringement claims by patent troll Lodsys. RK Netmedia (Reality Kings), Playboy Enterprises, Vouyer Media, Score Internet Group and FriendFinder Networks' Penthouse unit have been named defendants in a consolidated suit filed last Thursday.
The suit is the first legal action against adult entertainment companies in regards to Patent 078. In June last year, several adult companies began receiving patent infringement notices from Lodsys over Patent 078, citing the businesses' use of interactive online advertisements, subscription models and data collection.