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Activision files patent infringement suit against Worlds Inc. and Worlds Online

Saturday, 5th October 2013 20:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Activision has announced it’s filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Worlds Inc. and Worlds Online Inc., with the US District Court in the Central District of California. The suit claims that Worlds has “infringed, and continues to infringe, US Patent No. 6,014,145″ which covers: “navigation with optimum viewpoints in three-dimensional workspace interactive displays having three-dimensional objects with collision barriers.” The lawsuit also covers US Patent No. 5,883,628 covering “Climability: property for objects in 3-D virtual environments.” The contested product is software distributed by Worlds called “Worlds Player.”

Worlds Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard and Activision Publishing back in March 2012 claiming World of Warcraft and Call of Duty violated its patent. The case is still pending with the US District Court in the District of Massachusetts.

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  1. DSB

    I read it twice, and I still have no fucking clue what’s going on here.

    So… They’re all assholes. Or something.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. AlchemyFire

    DSB, pretty much.

    If only publishers/developers would spend half the money on legal fee’s on actual development…

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Erthazus

    Activision are stupid assholes as always.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    World Inc is a shell company that files lawsuits against MMO devs. They had it coming because they went on and filed a lawsuit against Blizzard a couple of years ago, previously all their lawsuits were against smaller devs, I know for a fact that they filed one against NCSoft. This time they didn’t think it through it seems because the Hammer of Gods is coming down at the speed of light to smash their heads.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Tormenter

    Whoever allowed the patenting of ‘ideas’ and ‘concepts’ instead of keeping it to working available prototypes should have been drowned at birth. Patenting law wasn’t like this til the 80′s, the fucking greed explosion. (well in Europe anyway, America has always been up to it’s arse in rampant greed.)

    The whole fucking world is broken because of these cockends.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. GrimRita

    @5 +1

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Llewelyn_MT

    Patent trolls should die a slow and painful death.

    #7 7 months ago