Security software maker says it paid nothing and there were no settlement agreement with the patent assertion entity, commonly known as a patent troll.
The firm says it has won favor with the patent office, as well as licensing deals with third-party developers. Also: Apple gets court's OK to participate in the case.
Lodsys has returned fire on Apple in the courtroom, saying the company's move to defend app developers is full of holes.
The company that is going after Apple developers finds itself on the receiving end of another pre-emptive lawsuit over its patents.
In a surprise move, Apple's attempting to back up app developers sued by Lodsys by stepping in as the defendant in a lawsuit alleging patent infringement.
The patent holding company that's accusing iOS developers of infringing its in-app purchasing IP gets hit with a legal complaint seeking a ruling that its patent claims are invalid.
While a legal battle could still be ahead, developers are breathing a sigh of relief after Apple came to their defense against a group seeking licensing fees to use the in-app purchase feature.
Oracle is the latest tech giant to take aim at Lodsys, a patent holder that's been extraordinarily litigious in the past year.
A new project aims to help protect mobile application developers with a new group that will pool together resources to fight back against patent infringement suits.
Lodsys, a group that's targeted companies big and small for infringing on its patents, is now going after Electronic Arts, Angry Birds maker Rovio, Atari, Square Enix, and Take-Two Interactive in a lawsuit it filed earlier this year.