Patrick T. Igoe of ApplePatent has an illuminating discussion on the complete BS Lodsys is trying to peddle around in its claims of patent infringement.
Much like in my analysis regarding the Apple iOS developers and their apps, Lodsys appears to be either intentionally ignoring important aspects of the claim that are not met by the targeted company’s offering, or, instead, hiding some exotic joint infringement theory regarding a computer maker, the survey company, and the company using the survey software.
If Lodsys has a legitimate infringement theory against Adidas, or the iOS developers, it is hiding it well. No such theory is articulated in this or the other claim charts I have seen.
If you’re interested in the legal bent on things, the entire post is worth checking out here.