Escape the filter operator

I am getting list of items from a table.

table_name: software
filter: (app_name like ‘autodesk lt 2015’)

In this filter for app_name is ‘autodesk lt 2015’. However “lt” is a filter operator in dreamfactory. So, there is an error in parsing the operator. Is there anyway to escape the “lt” in the filter so that I can get relevant results?

I was able to work around this issue by escaping the ‘lt’ in filter string.
In your example that would be
(app_name like 'autodesk \lt 2015')

Thank you. That worked great.