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Activision sued over virtual worlds related to WoW, Call of Duty

Tuesday, 10th April 2012 09:19 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Activision is being sued by Worlds Inc, claiming it has infringed a patent belonging to the latter in relation to Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Worlds Inc says the patent Acti infringed is linked to “systems and method for enabling users to interact in a virtual space,” with WoW and CoD linked to the patent.

Thanks, GI International.

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  1. Daodan

    Among everything else that’s ridiculous about this, they realised it after 7 years of World of Warcraft.
    What a bunch of tossers.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. endgame

    @1 Maybe they’ve never heard of WoW or CoD. LOL!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Strawb

    With no real specifics, I’m just perplexed as to why they haven’t sued every single game developer and publisher. Pretty much all of them use technology for letting users interact across the internet.

    Come on, Worlds Inc.. Either don’t sue, or go for all of them. Singling out Activision just makes you look weird.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. viralshag

    @3, I was thinking the same thing. From the look of the patent I’m surprised any company would settle this. It just looks like any MMO or game with a chat window out there.

    #4 2 years ago