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October 2013 | Vol. XII - No. 10




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Activision Files Lawsuit Against Worlds Inc.


Activision Publishing, creator of Skylanders and World of War Craft, has announced that they have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Worlds Inc.

Worlds Inc. filed its own infringement lawsuit against Activision in 2012 arguing that the games World of Warcraft and Call of Duty infringed on Worlds Inc.'s patents. That suit is currently pending.

Now, Activision is hitting back with a lawsuit claiming that it is Worlds Inc., in fact, who is infringing on a patent Activision holds for two specific 3-D navigation properties in their games. Activision is allegedly that they are used in Worlds Inc.'s software for the game "Worlds Player."

The suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, according to a press release.



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Justina HuddlestonWriter's Bio: Justina Huddleston graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing in 2009. After graduating she was the on-site director of the Boston Children's Museum gift store for a year, selling educational, developmental, and creative activity toys that tied in with the museum's exhibits. Justina also interned at children's book publisher Candlewick Press before moving from Boston to Los Angeles, where she is now Editorial Director of TDmonthly Magazine. Read more articles by this author

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