NCSoft will defend itself “vigorously” against a lawsuit that has “no merit”

By Mike, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 17:32 GMT


In light of the recent lawsuit filed by, NCSoft told videogaming247 this afternoon that whilst it can’t comment on specific cases, it takes all legal action seriously and that the company intends to defend itself “vigorously”.

“We can’t comment on potential litigation except to say that NCsoft takes all legal action seriously – even if the company believes a lawsuit has no merit,” said the rep to VG247 today.

“We intend to defend ourselves vigorously.” believes it has the patent on “System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space,” meaning all games featuring online virtual worlds – namely MMOs – are under threat.

If successful, NCSoft could be the first in a long line of MMO publishers to be faced with comparative legal action as will be buoyed by any success it might have in or out of the courtroom and will most certainly soon be banging on Blizzard’s door.

By Mike Bowden

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.




  • and NCsoft lawsuit moved to California courts has moved its lawsuit against NCsoft from Eastern Texas district court to Northern California, reports Patent Arcade. As of May 4, the alleged infringements suit will be moved because the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that “limits the discretion available to a trial court to determine if a case should be dismissed if […]

  • CEO: If we beat NCsoft in court, Blizzard's next boss Thom Kidrin has told SAI that he’s “absolutely” going to sue Linden Lab and Blizzard over the fact they’ve created virtual worlds in Second Life and World of Warcraft. Kidrin claims the idea of a scalable virtual world with thousands of users is his company’s patented IP, and has already sued NCsoft over […]