Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud Charges

October 7, 2010 -

Edge Games, Inc. and Dr. Tim Langdell are having some serious setbacks today. William Alsup, the U.S. District Court judge (Northern District of California) that presided over the EA lawsuit, has ordered that depositions be taken related to allegations of fraud that were brought up by EA. Here's the entire text of the order (PDF):

"To ensure fairness to both sides, defendant Electronic Arts, Inc. shall make available for depositions next week any declarants — including counsel — whose sworn statements were relied upon to support its allegations of fraud on the United States Patent and Trademark Office by plaintiff Edge Games, Inc. and Dr. Tim Langdell. As with Dr. Langdell’s deposition this week, these depositions would be limited to the alleged misrepresentations made to the USPTO regarding the asserted marks herein."

The same judge also stripped Langdell and his company of its trademarks related to "Edge" (PDF). Here's the most important part of that order:

"Pursuant to Section 37 of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1119, the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks and the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks are hereby ordered to cancel U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 2,219,837; 2,251,584; 3,105,816; 3,559,342; and 3,381,826. The Clerk of the Court is further directed to certify a copy of this Final Judgment to the Commissioner of the Patent and Trademark Office."

The only good news for Langdell today is that he doesn't have to pay EA's legal fees. Thanks to today's Shoutbox heroes: PHX Corp and Defenestrator for the tips. image credit

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Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA classic. This is better than JT being disbarred, this'll drive him right over THE EDGE!

 

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

From what I heard last time, he faked box are and... was it a magazine cover or something? Basically, he faked evidence, and then sued people with it. The court often frowns on such practices.

And this means I can finally get my game published: Edge of the Edge: Edge's Oddesy!

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Hahahahaha, this troll is getting owned big time.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

For a blast from the past scroll through the comments on my blog here, where Dr. Langdell and David Papazian started airing their points in the comments.  It was David's iPhone game "Edge" getting pulled from the App Store, and the determination of him and his team not to take it lying down, that began the slow slide of the "Edge" trademark issues.  As soon as they made it clear they were going to battle it out, EA and others who had just paid of Edge Games in the past, began talking to them about their own issues and the groundwork for the legal case (unofficially) began/

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/StephenJacobs/20090601/1615/Class_Acts_Or...

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Don't drop the soap Langdell.

 

And since when is he a Dr?

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Let's see how long Langdall is going to serving in Jail for Fraud, 8 to 12 yrs and not more than $150 million in fines at worst

The Fines are as bad as Bernie Made-off's ponzi schemes(who got an equally similar Humilation Conga up the butt)

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

He has a Doctorate in something, so he gets to refer to himself as Dr.  The information is out there on the intertubes somewhere.

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Delicious!

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Another villain defeated.  Let there be much rejoicing!

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Good.

And maybe this will put an end to things.  As I had ranted before.. I was starting to worry about the damage this guy was doing to the perception of trademarks in video games....

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Ha!  Couldn't have happened to a nicer lying sack of crap.  Score one for the good guys.

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

Well, the "good guys" in this case is EA, so take that as you will.

But...IT'S OVER!  FLAWLESS VICTORY!

The Trademark Troll goes back under his bridge.

 

Of course...this doesn't get Langdell out of hot water on the whole fraud thing with the USPTO.  HA!

 

Also, this doesn't stop companies previously harmed by Langdell (like Mobigames) from suing his worthless ass, either.

Re: Edge Games Stripped of Trademarks, Could Face Fraud ...

No, the good guys are everybody who ever stands to be frivolously sued by an IP troll.  EA just happened to have the money to fight it in court.

 
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