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Angry Birds, other iPhone games shotgunned by Lodsys

Furious feathered Finnish Android version also cited

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Rovio, makers of crack-like mobile game Angry Birds, is facing a patent claim from Lodsys – the patent-holder suing* Apple – and its third-party developers for alleged infringements.

The Finnish firm is not replying to our emails, but told the BBC it had yet to hear from Lodsys.

Part of the Lodsys' claims against Apple and Google include the assertion that certain patents were licensed to the two companies, but not to anyone developing products for their hardware.

Four other big gaming firms are named in the amended complaint – Electronic Arts, Atari, Square Enix and Take-Two Interactive. All are accused of patent breaches relating to games on either the iPad or iPhone. Only Rovio is also accused of infringing patents in its Android game.

Apple has denied the claims and is seeking to intervene directly in the case.

Rovio claims Angry Birds has now been downloaded 300 million times.

FOSS Patents has more here. ®

* As reader Jonathan Nospam points out Lodsys is not directly suing Apple. But Apple has stepped up to help defend its developers.

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