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Sony Files Patent For Blockchain-Based DRM On PlayStation Games

Sony has filed a patent which proposes the use of blockchain technology as a way to supplement or replace DRM (digital rights management) in games and other media. Right now,…

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Activision Filed for Another Patent Focused on Selling Microtransactions

Only a couple weeks after Activision was granted a microtransaction-focused patent, an application for another one has been found, thanks to Dot Esports. The application for the new patent, called…

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[Updated] Activision Granted Patent Related To Multiplayer Microtransactions

Activision has been granted a patent related to encouraging players in a multiplayer environment to purchase microtransactions via matchmaking as reported by Glixel. The patent in question – “System and…

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Nintendo Facing Lawsuit Over the Functionality of the Switch

Nintendo is being sued over the design and functions of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch lawsuit is being pushed forward by technology company Gamevice, known for their mobile gaming products…

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Nintendo’s Long-Lasting Appeal Affirmed in 3DS Patent Case Against Tomita Technologies

Six years ago, Tomita Technologies’ eponymous Seijiro Tomita claimed that Nintendo officials stole his developing technology for 3D screens that didn’t require the use of glasses. He demonstrated his idea…

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Google Prevails Against Oracle In Java API Lawsuit

On Thursday, Oracle was delivered a blow in its years-long litigation against Google’s use of Java in Android. A jury has determined that Google’s use of Java Application Programing Interfaces…

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NASA Releases Dozens of Patents into the Public Domain

NASA announced today that it was releasing dozens of patents into the public domain. The agency hopes that it will be a boost to the American economy if numerous cutting…

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Patent on Loading Screen Minigames Finally Expires

In 1998, Namco was granted a patent on the usage of small minigames which can quickly be quickly loaded and played while waiting for the main game to load. On…

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Apple Facing Potentially Devastating IP Lawsuit in China

Apple is currently facing a messy IP battle with Chinese company BYD, and could be devastated if Chinese courts rule against it. In two separate suits filed in May, BYD claims…

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BitTorrent Inventor Granted Streaming Patent

Bram Cohen, the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol, has been granted a patent for his livestreaming protocol. Since its creation in 2001, BitTorrent has become the most popular protocol for…