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Blog: To patent or not to patent?
Attorney Jonathan Sparks examines whether developers should patent their creations -- from the more angle, in terms of advantages it confers, and the complexities of actually doing it.
09.26.13 | News | Gamasutra Community |  
Rejoice! Namco's patent on loading screen minigames expires today
For 20 years, Namco has held a dubious patent on ?auxiliary games? that play while the main game loads. The patent?s period of exclusivity finally runs out today.
11.26.15 | News | David Hoppe |  
Blog: Software patents are broken, and it’s hurting our economy
Living under the fear of patent litigation is no way to grow a business. Josh Hartwell, CEO and founder of Mobile Deluxe, examines the battle between small businesses and patent trolls.
02.28.13 | News | Gamasutra Community |  
What's the state of patents on VR controllers?
Attorney Dat Nguyen researches the current patent holders on technologies that apply to VR controllers -- and suggests what might happen in the space thanks to that.
04.15.14 | News | Gamasutra Community |  
Nintendo staves off latest in conga line of patent lawsuits
The US Appeals Court upheld the US Patent and Trademark Office's striking down of a patent on manufacturing technology from Motion Games LLC
05.10.16 | News | Bryant Francis | 1 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 
Microsoft facing lawsuit over alleged HoloLens patent infringement
Microsoft is facing a patent infringement lawsuit over the technology used in its mixed reality headset HoloLens.
11.21.17 | News | Alissa McAloon | 2 Number of Comments 
Nintendo prevails in latest patent suit
Nintendo 3DS and DSi systems found not to infringe on patents held by Patriot Scientific Corporation, which brought the suit at the International Trade Commission.
02.18.14 | News | Christian Nutt | 1 Number of Comments 
US Court of Appeals upholds Wii balance board patent
The Federal Circuit of the US Court of Appeals has upheld a 2012 decision ruling that Nintendo's Wii balance board does not infringe on a patent held by IA Labs.
06.18.13 | News | Kris Ligman | 2 Number of Comments 
Why Texas may have lost its status as a hotbed of game patent lawsuits
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling on a patent fight overpowdered drink mixes that potentially changes the landscape ofpatent fights in the game industry -- by moving them out of East Texas.
05.23.17 | News | Alex Wawro |  
Nintendo comes out on top in Mii patent infringement case
A federal appeals court has upheld Nintendo?s earlier victory in a patent infringement case between it and RecogniCorp over the technology powering Nintendo's Mii characters.
04.30.17 | News | Alissa McAloon | 3 Number of Comments 
Nintendo and Philips come to terms, ending lengthy patent fight
Nintendo has signed a patent licensing agreement with Dutch technology giant Philips, closing out a series of patent disputes between the two companies that's been brewing since 2011.
12.01.14 | News | Alex Wawro |  
Blizzard applied for a patent on Overwatch's Play of the Game highlight system
Documents have surfaced detailing Blizzard?s 2016 patent application for the ?Play of the Game? highlight selection system used in its multiplayer hero-shooter Overwatch.
06.25.18 | News | Alissa McAloon | 1 Number of Comments 
2015: The year we get loading screen mini-games back
Namco patented the loading screen mini-game after including Galaxian in the release of the first Ridge Racer for PlayStation. 2015 is when that patent expires.
01.11.15 | News | Gamasutra Community |  
Nintendo prevails in another patent suit, defending its handheld systems
The DS, 3DS, and Game Boy Advance are safe -- as Nintendo successfully defends against a patent infringement suit in an Oakland, California court.
07.20.15 | News | Christian Nutt |  
Blog: Washington takes on patent trolls - what to expect
Patent reform legislation is making its way through Congress -- but what should we expect from it? Attorney Jonathan Sparks explains what's happening right now.
12.16.13 | News | Gamasutra Community |  
Nintendo beats another patent troll
Nintendo has triumphed in another patent case -- this time beating a company in Japan at the same time its patents were vacated in the U.S., forcing a dismissal.
05.18.14 | News | Christian Nutt | 5 Number of Comments 
Activision Blizzard turns patent battle up a notch
A year and a half after being sued by Worlds Inc. over an online patents, Activision Blizzard is now suing back, over a couple different online game patents.
10.03.13 | News | Kris Graft | 4 Number of Comments 
How Nintendo defeated a patent troll
Attorney Will Lewis takes a look at Nintendo's recent legal victory over Motiva, and explains how it triumphed, and the effect this will have on game industry patent trolls.
05.15.13 | News | Gamasutra Community |  
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 
Patent troll crackdown measure approved by House
Patent troll haters, take heart: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill explicitly designed to punish companies for abusive use of patents today.
12.04.13 | News | Alex Wawro | 11 Number of Comments 
Nintendo sues mobile developer Colopl over patent infringement
Japanese mobile games developer Colopl is being sued by Nintendo for allegedly infringing on five of the publisher's patents.
01.10.18 | News | Emma Kidwell | 4 Number of Comments 
Nintendo prevails in yet another patent suit
Though it suffered a major setback in a case against Philips recently, the video game giant has yet again won a case that could have stopped sales of the Wii U.
12.18.14 | News | Christian Nutt | 1 Number of Comments 
Microsoft, Nintendo Successfully Defend Controller Patent Allegations
Microsoft and Nintendo received favorable rulings in a Washington court of appeal, confirming they did not violate a patent related to video game controller power conversions.
03.15.10 | News | Chris Remo |  
Electronics giant Philips is suing Nintendo over Wii technology
Dutch technology giant Philips has filed a patent suit against Nintendo, claiming that the Japanese video game company has infringed on its patents with the Nintendo Wii and the Wii U.
05.14.14 | News | Mike Rose | 10 Number of Comments 

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