Activision Blizzard Sues Worlds, Inc. for Patent Infringement

October 7, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

In what can only be described as ironic, Activision Blizzard has filed a lawsuit against Worlds, Inc. for patent infringement. In its lawsuit, the World of Warcraft maker says that Worlds, Inc. has violated two of its patents that relate to navigating a 3D space and the interaction of objects with a 3D space. The irony is that Worlds, Inc. sued NCSoft - a lawsuit the two companies settled in April of 2010 - related to scalable chat systems and another one related to interacting in a virtual space.

The patent infringement is another front in a court battle that began when Worlds, Inc sued Activision Blizzard in March of this year in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts. Activision Blizzard's new lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California...

We'll have more on this story as it develops, but it seems like Activision Blizzard won't be making nice with Worlds, Inc. like NCsoft did back in 2010...

Source: GII by way of Sleaker


Comments

Re: Activision Blizzard Sues Worlds, Inc. for Patent ...

I don't think NCSoft played nice.  I think the WorldsInc CEO (he was the only employee) ran out of funds to continue litigation against NCSoft and ended up dismissing the case cause he realized there wasn't enough money for him or them in it.  Although I don't know if there was any confirmation on this, but most everything I read indicated he didn't really get anything from them.

Re: Activision Blizzard Sues Worlds, Inc. for Patent ...

This whole thing has become a circus. I have an idea for a patent: Electronically transferring money. I will sue any companies who do this.

Re: Activision Blizzard Sues Worlds, Inc. for Patent ...

You would have to design a system by which money is electronically transferred.  And then some company with a patent on a vaguely similar system would sue you for infringing on it.

Re: Activision Blizzard Sues Worlds, Inc. for Patent ...

First of all, you don't make the system, that would be crazy. Second, just add "on the internet" at the end and you will be fine.

Re: Activision Blizzard Sues Worlds, Inc. for Patent ...

Just hearing the subject of these patents makes me say these patents are invalid and the result of our corrupt patent system.

 
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