Fears that smartphones are becoming new hunting ground for so-called 'patent trolls' as 10 more app developers sued over infringement claims.

This article titled “More app developers sued over patent claims” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 18th May 2011 07.03 UTC

Another patent-owning company has targeted app developers on both Apple and Android platforms, intensifying concerns among developers that smartphones are the new hunting ground for so-called “patent trolls”.

MacroSolve, a US-based company traded “over the counter”, has so far sued 10 app development companies, claiming that they infringe a patent 7,822,816, entitled “system and method for data management”, which covers the collection and transmission of data for questionnaires and puts them online.

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