New Patent Troll Surfaces: Kootol

Lex Friedman, reporting for Macworld:

On Friday, Kootol Software announced that it sent notices of the alleged patent infringement to a variety of companies you may have heard of; in addition to Apple, Kootol sent letters to Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, AOL, Facebook, Twitter, Nokia, Foursquare, IBM, LinkedIn, MySpace, RIM, Quora, Salesforce, Twitpic, Ubermedia, and iOS and Mac software developer The Iconfactory. Those last three companies all make software that integrates directly with Twitter.

Make a Twitter client, get sued. Sheds new light on Hockenberry’s piece the other day.

Friday, 15 July 2011