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Report: PlayStation 3 Shipments Seized In Europe Due To LG Legal Dispute
Tens of thousands of PlayStation 3 consoles have been seized by European customs officers, after South Korean electronics giant LG won a preliminary injunction against Sony over a Blu-ray technology patent.
02.28.11 | News | Mike Rose | 12 Number of Comments 
Digital Chocolate, Zynga Settle Mafia Wars Lawsuit
Social game developer Digital Chocolate has settled its lawsuit against rival studio Zynga, which alleged trademark infringement, unfair competition, and other charges regarding the Mafia Wars trademark.
02.22.11 | News | Eric Caoili | 2 Number of Comments 
Kinect Contributor, Accomplished Researcher Leaves Microsoft For Google
Microsoft researcher Johnny Chung Lee, a major contributor to the development of the Kinect technology and a renowned researcher of new input devices, has left the company to join a special Google team.
01.17.11 | News | Leigh Alexander | 4 Number of Comments 
Patents And The Video Game Industry: What You Don't Know Could Hurt You
IP lawyers take a look at recent precedent to unpack exactly what U.S. patent law says about and to the game industry -- including how you should defend yourself, how you might approach patents, and what damages and other sticky situations might arise if challenged.
01.12.11 | Feature | Steven Baughman,Mark Bloomberg | 15 Number of Comments 
Feature: U.S. Patent Law And The Game Industry
Gamasutra's latest feature takes a close look at how patent law impacts the game industry, as two IP lawyers explain the latest results of cases and what developers s
01.12.11 | News | Staff | 9 Number of Comments 
Microsoft Disputes Apple's 'App Store' Trademark
Apple says it's the only company that can call its mobile marketplace an "app store" -- but Microsoft's stepped up to challenge that effort, claiming anyone can use the "generic" term.
01.11.11 | News | Leigh Alexander | 9 Number of Comments 
Doodle Jump Developer Seeking Name Change For Other 'Doodle' Games
The makers of iPhone hit Doodle Jump, Lima Sky, have been using their trademark on the title to try to force name changes on other App Store games containing the term "Doodle."
01.11.11 | News | Kyle Orland | 28 Number of Comments 
Intel Paying Nvidia $1.5B In Tech Licensing Fees, Firms Settle Lawsuit
Chipmaker Intel will pay $1.5 billion in technology licensing fees to graphics firm Nvidia in a new partnership that will also see the companies drop all outstanding lawsuits against one another.
01.10.11 | News | Kris Graft | 1 Number of Comments 
Walker Digital Suing Zynga, Activision Blizzard Over Gaming Tournament Patent
Stamford-based Walker Digital, parent of discount airfare site Priceline.com, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Zynga and Activision Blizzard over a gaming patent for distributed electronic tournaments.
01.04.11 | News | Eric Caoili | 12 Number of Comments 
Sony's Hirai Hints At PSP2 Touch Controls, Touches On PSP Phone Rumors
Sony gaming chief Kaz Hirai hinted that the next PlayStation Portable would feature touch-based controls in addition to buttons, and wondered publicly about branding challenges for a PSP Phone.
12.21.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 6 Number of Comments 
Exclusive: Harmonix Ex-Shareholders, Including Founders, File Suit Against Viacom
A Gamasutra-obtained lawsuit has revealed that ex-shareholders of Rock Band developer Harmonix have sued Viacom, accusing the media giant of "manipulating" finances to reduce earn-out payments.
12.20.10 | News | Kris Graft, Christian Nutt |  
Gaikai 'Not Concerned' With Onlive's Cloud Gaming Patent
David Perry, CEO of cloud gaming company Gaikai, said he is "not concerned" that a recent patent awarded to fellow streaming game firm OnLive could hinder competition in remote server gaming.
12.15.10 | News | Kris Graft |  
OnLive Awarded Cloud-Based Game Streaming Patent
OnLive has been awarded a landmark U.S. patent for cloud-based game streaming, giving it the potential to leverage the company's rivals in streaming games -- with more patents expected to come.
12.13.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 5 Number of Comments 
The Replay Interviews: Ralph Baer
In the first in a series of interviews conducted for his book Replay, journalist Tristan Donovan sits down with the man who started it all -- Ralph Baer, the inventor of the first video game console ever, the Magnavox Odyssey.
11.28.10 | Feature | Tristan Donovan | 6 Number of Comments 
Sony, Microsoft Patent New Touchscreen Technologies
Patents filed by Sony and Microsoft suggest both companies may be planning to take touch screen technologies in interesting new directions, with potential applications for future game platforms.
11.28.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 5 Number of Comments 
UK-Based RuneScape Dev Jagex Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit
A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit brought against RuneScape developer Jagex, but not before the UK studio spent a purported seven figures defending itself.
11.16.10 | News | Kris Graft | 10 Number of Comments 
ITC Sets Dates For Wii Patent Infringement Investigation
The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced it's moving forward with an investigation into allegations that Nintendo's Wii system infringes on patents held by Dublin Ohio-based Motiva.
11.11.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 7 Number of Comments 
Microsoft Sues Motorola Over 'Unreasonable Royalties' Related To Xbox
Microsoft this week sued former partner Motorola for charging "excessive and discriminatory" royalties for Motorola patents used in Xbox 360, and breaching contract with engineering standards groups.
11.09.10 | News | Kris Graft | 11 Number of Comments 
Video Game Regulation and the Supreme Court: Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association
Attorney Greg Boyd takes a detailed look at the arguments in the upcoming Supreme Court case on First Amendment issues as regards video games, and then analyzes the possible reasons SCOTUS accepted the case and what outcomes may arise from it.
11.01.10 | Feature | S. Gregory Boyd | 8 Number of Comments 
Microsoft To Acquire 3D Sensor Innovator Canesta
Canesta, inventor of a leading single chip three-dimensional body movement sensing technology, will be acquired by Microsoft in a move that could influence how the company's Kinect technology evolves.
10.31.10 | News | Simon Parkin |  
Aspyr Media Bringing Civilization V To Mac
Aspyr Media today announced it would be bringing a version of Firaxis-developed Sid Meier's Civilization V to Macintosh computers "this holiday season," just a few months after the recent PC release.
10.18.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 3 Number of Comments 
Wide-Ranging Animation Patent Up For Sale, Potentially To 'Trolls'
A patent for a widely-applicable animation system is up for sale by defunct Stormfront Studios through a patent broker, which told Gamasutra the invention could land in the hands of a "non-practicing entity."
10.17.10 | News | Kris Graft | 17 Number of Comments 
CA Supreme Court Brief Compares Restricted Violent Games to Sexual Obscenity
In a reply brief filed for the upcoming Supreme Court review of California's violent game law, the state argues that "obscene violence" should be subject to the same restrictions as sexual obscenity.
10.17.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 22 Number of Comments 
Judge Orders Langdell To Notify Licensees Of 'Edge' Trademark Cancellations
A U.S. District Court Judge last week ordered controversial "Edge" trademark holder Tim Langdell to notify all licensees that U.S. Edge Games-related trademarks "have been cancelled."
10.10.10 | News | Kris Graft | 11 Number of Comments 
Court Refuses Preliminary Injunction In Edge Trademark Case
The District Court for the Northern District of California has refused to offer a preliminary injunction against Electronic Arts in a lawsuit around trademark infringement brought by Tim Langdell's EDGE Games.
10.04.10 | News | Kyle Orland | 18 Number of Comments 

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