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World of Warcraft publisher Activision Blizzard is to appear in court next year over patent infringement claims by World Inc., who claims that the MMO infringes on several technology patents created by the company.

U.S. District Judge Denise J Casper has revealed that the case will go to court on June 27, 2013 in regards to patent numbers 8,082,501, 7,493,558, 7,945,856 and 7,181,69, which come under the title of “System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space,” and relate to “three-dimensional graphical multi-user interactive virtual world systems,” according to World Inc.

If World Inc. is successful in the case then it could go after several other MMO companies, considering that most games in the genre use the same base technology. For more information on the tech you can visit the company’s website here.

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World of Warcraft Patent Lawsuit Heading to Court

World of Warcraft publisher Activision Blizzard is to appear in court next year over patent infringement claims by World Inc., who claims that the MMO infringes on several technology patents created by the company.

By Matthew Bennett | 09/17/2012 05:23 AM PT

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World of Warcraft publisher Activision Blizzard is to appear in court next year over patent infringement claims by World Inc., who claims that the MMO infringes on several technology patents created by the company.

U.S. District Judge Denise J Casper has revealed that the case will go to court on June 27, 2013 in regards to patent numbers 8,082,501, 7,493,558, 7,945,856 and 7,181,69, which come under the title of “System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space,” and relate to “three-dimensional graphical multi-user interactive virtual world systems,” according to World Inc.

If World Inc. is successful in the case then it could go after several other MMO companies, considering that most games in the genre use the same base technology. For more information on the tech you can visit the company’s website here.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89