Friday, March 13, 2009

Yet another example of patent law abuse

I love it, someone patented the 'architecture' for massive multiplayer online games, it gets passed to another company, and a team of lawyers from some scumbag company show up and suggest they should sue the crap out of legitimate companies...

Eventually a collection of Starbright patents, which don't cover virtual worlds per se but an architecture for enabling thousands of simultaneous users in a 3D virtual space, passed from the original creators to the current management. Lawyers from General Patent Corporation encouraged the team to aggressively pursue licensing deals. - Eric Krangel's article on CNN Money

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