So I read this article about a company called Worlds.Inc filing a lawsuit against Activision. They claim that both World of Warcraft and the Call of Duty franchise are in violation of one of their patents. This patent covers a “system and method for enabling users to interact in a virtual space.” and is the same patent they based a similar lawsuit against NCSoft on (case was dismissed after a settlement). and all I can think of is What The Fuck!
So Worlds.Inc apparently has a patent on the Internet? It’s just sad to see a system originally created to stop imitation and promote creativity, be used to stifle innovation and just make money off of retarded patents based on mediocre products. Somebody needs to stop this.
Lets hope Activision does a good job of squashing these guys for good. Maybe then they would try to do something useful instead of wanting money for inventing multiplayer…