Lodsys' Convenient Choice Of Lawyer

30 September 2013

Ars Technica:

Apple may be able to intervene in another one of those Texas cases, although it seems like there’s nothing to stop Lodsys from using the same “settle-and-dismiss” strategy it did here, since it has clearly found a judge willing to stick his head in the sand with regards to the broader issue.

Lodsys can be sure it will continue to draw Judge Gilstrap as long as it files its cases in Marshall, Texas. The other judge who considers patent cases filed there is US District Judge Leonard Davis; but since Judge Davis’ son William “Bo” Davis is Lodsys’ lawyer, the company’s cases will all be redirected to Gilstrap.

No way is this a coincidence. Lodsys is ensuring that their cases are being held before a judge known to be lenient towards patent trolls.