As first reported by Dutch tech website TechTastic, a design patent filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc. has recently been approved and made public. The design patent is registered in South Korea on the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS), and is for an electronic game cartridge, with a silver design, but what does this mean? Does this actually mean anything at all for PlayStation fans, or will this just fall into obscurity into the pit of dozens of patents and other IP that are filed by developers but never used? Click on this article link to learn more.
In 2007, Rockstar Games gave a teaser for a spy-themed video game titled ‘Agent’ that was set around the end of the cold war in the 1970s, and for over 10 years, fans eagerly awaited the release of the game that only had a small morsel of updates. Now, as we are approaching the end of November, and close to the end of 2018, an Agent trademark was designated as abandoned by the USPTO, and sources are all claiming that the developers have finally abandoned the game and just quietly let it go. But what does it really mean to abandon a trademark? Click on this article link to learn more.
Gamevice, a California-based video game company, has sued Nintendo. . . again. . . for a patent infringement case regarding the joy-con controllers on Nintendo’s latest super-selling console, the Nintendo Switch. Now, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to investigate Nintendo, after Gamvice’s lawsuit, which among other demands, wants the video game giant to be barred from selling the Nintendo Switch consoles in the United States. Click on this article link to learn more.
Nintendo has filed recently filed about nine trademarks surrounding clothing and downloadable video games. While not much information besides the filing of the trademarks is known, this new development has fans speculating on what it means for Nintendo’s next big moves as well as whether this will have any implications on Nintendo’s presentation at E3 this year. Check out this blog for more info.
In what some consider a “malicious and exploitable” method to encourage gamers play and spend more, Electronic Arts (“EA”) has filed a patent dealing with video game matchmaking capability. EA isn’t the only company that has filed this kind of patent; Activision recently patented a similar method. What does this mean for gamers? Read about it here.
Nintendo seems to be making their next move in innovation within the video game industry by filing a patent application with WIPO for a pair of robotic legs, also known as a Passive Walking Device / Passive Walking Module.
In the wake of ever-growing popularity and success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (“PUBG”), other similar games have surfaced, which has Brendan Greene, the creator behind PUB, speaking out about the alleged lack of intellectual property protection in the video game industry.
AM General LLC, makers of the Humvee military grade vehicle, are taking Activision to court for their use of the Humvee mark in Activision’s famous Call of Duty video game franchise.