Paltalk suing Blizzard, SOE, Turbine, others over patent infringement

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 16 September 2009 18:48 GMT

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Paltalk has filed a lawsuit against MMO publishers over claims that each are violating patent agreements.

According to Boston.com, Turbine, Sony, Activision Blizzard, NCsoft and Jagex have all been named by PalTalk which holds the rights to two data sharing patents.

Paltalk owns the patents that describe technology for sharing data which allows every player to see identical digital playing fields at the same time, which the company purchased from HearMe back in 2002.

Back in March, the company settled in its favor a $90 million lawsuit it brought against Microsoft over patent infringement, claiming that Halo and Xbox 360’s multiplayer features used its patents without permission.

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