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Interview: Dickel Sooriah, co-founder GroupCamp

Emma Barraclough, London


At the end of September French software developer GroupCamp received a letter from Texas-based non-practising entity Lodsys accusing it of infringing its patents and inviting it to negotiate a licence. Now its founders have launched a website asking companies in the same situation to pool their knowledge and share prior art to defeat Lodsys’s patents. Managing IP spoke to Dickel Sooriah about GroupCamp’s unusual tactics

What kind of business is GroupCamp?

GroupCamp was set up in 2008 in Paris by Eric Hassid and myself. We provide web-based applications to SMEs that they purchase by way of a subscription model. Last year we launched a project...


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