Sometimes patents do just more than frustrate video game company's, the force innovation. Here are 10 examples of this in action.
Let's also not forget the other frivolous attempts at patents like how Sony tries to trademark the term "Let's Play", or how King tried to trademark the term "candy", or how Mojang tried to patent the term "scrolls". The most ridiculous has to be in 2009 and 2011, when Sega was awarded two more patents on the use of tap and drag-and-drop controls on a touchscreen to move characters around; i.e., using a touchscreen as a touchscreen! Level-5's rebuttal was quite possibly the most epic pwning ever to happen via corporate public statement.
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