What does this sound like? Yes, it’s a textbook case of a
protection racket. It is organized crime, plain and simple. It is
an abuse of the legal system, an abuse of the patent system, and a
Exhibit A: Lodsys, patent troll extortionists extraordinaire, who today filed nine lawsuits against companies ranging in size from Disney to PCalc developer James Thomson’s TLA Systems. Their claim: a patent on in-app purchases.