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Exclusive: Worlds Inc. CEO Explains Lawsuit With Activision-Blizzard

Jake Thomas of Gaming Unwrapped writes:
Activision is at war. Their properties Call of Duty and World of Warcraft are subject to litigation by Worlds Inc., a company that claims the patent for “online interactions in games” since 2001.

Having previously brought NC Soft to court in 2009 (and formed an unclassified settlement), Worlds Inc. has set its sights to one of today’s largest publishers and two of today’s largest intellectual properties. We got a chance to interview the CEO of Worlds Inc. to learn more about his motivations, plans and expectations as he takes on an industry goliath in search of justice. Here is what was said:

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rdgneoz31474d ago (Edited 1474d ago )

Summary: "We like to patent random vague ideas that we've never fully developed / made use of. That way someone else may come along and do something along those lines (though doesn't have to be any where close), so that we can sue them. Since we don't actually make anything of any value..."

GillHarrison1474d ago

You nailed it perfectly. I can't believe this is even making it to court.

TekoIie1474d ago

Yeh Worlds inc keep pulling that crap. They're a bunch of self righteous dicks who believe they are entitled to every idea they claim to have thought of first...

GuruGavrill1474d ago

I conducted this interview. You have no idea how hard it was for me to stay unbiased. I think the guy is a loon.

rdgneoz31474d ago

Please tell me you hit him over the head afterwards for being an idiot...

Also, would have loved if you had him list what he's actually used his "patent" for besides suing people...

GuruGavrill1474d ago

Damn that's a good one, I wish I would've thought of it.

senorwakko1474d ago

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal recently about this very subject... Its not only in gaming, but cellphones, etc. One example is companies who are fighting over how you move your finger over the screen of your phone to "open" them.

The craziest part about some of the patent litigations is companies who own a particular patent, but have never made use of it, and only troll other companies who may or may not be infringing.

I love when Mark Zuckerberg stated about the Facebook court case, "If you were the inventors of Facebook, you would have invented Facebook."

Patent trolling is becoming ridiculous and hurts not only innovation, but also the price to consumers.

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