Worlds.com plot huge MMO lawsuits
Virtual World developers Worlds.com are taking on NCsoft, the 90s online game pioneers claiming that the South Korean firm infringes key patents related to online virtual worlds.
Apparently, this could be just the beginning, the US suit listing almost every NCsoft title as allegedly infringing the firm's "System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space" patent.
This case is potentially worth millions and millions of dollars, Worlds.com also seeking guarantees NCsoft won't infringe their "Scalable Virtual World Chat Client-Server System" patent.
Kotaku conjecture that this alleged infringement applies to far more than just NCsoft, Worlds.com potentially eying challenges in the direction of products like World of Warcraft, PlayStation Home, et al; all of which could also be covered by the developer's 2000 patents.
More on this as we get it.
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