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EA settles Battlefield 3 and Textron helicopter lawsuit

Electronic Arts has settled a lawsuit between itself and industrial conglomerate Textron, concerning three models of helicopter made by Textron aerospace subsidiary Bell Helicopter: The AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom and V-22 Osprey. The terms of the private, out-of-court settlement remain unknown,...

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Viacom loses appeal against paying Harmonix hundreds of millions

The long and winding road of Viacom owing former Harmonix owners hundreds of million of dollars may finally be at an end. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Delaware Supreme Court agreed with prior arbitration and rulings that Viacom owes $299 million with interest to the owners of the company...

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Mojang hit with cease-and-desist order from minigolf mogul Putt-Putt

Minecraft creator Mojang has been accused of trademark infringement by miniature golf franchise operator Putt-Putt over the use of the Putt-Putt name in user-created Minecraft worlds. Game creator Markus Persson disclosed the details of the accusation, dismissing Putt-Putt's claim as the company...

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Sega wants money from bankrupt THQ

Sega has filed a claim against bankrupt publisher THQ for $941,710.93, the amount the defunct company received in pre-orders (after Valve's cut) for Company of Heroes 2. Eurogamer reports payments totaling $508,877.85 were made after THQ filed for bankruptcy. Sega isn't the only one checking the...

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Nintendo wins another legal battle against R4 flashcart resellers

Nintendo has achieved another victory in its ongoing quest to rid the world of the R4 flashcart. The Tokyo District Court has ruled that two Japanese resellers of the homebrew/piracy-enabling device owe Nintendo (and 49 other companies, including Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Namco Bandai)...

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Wii MotionPlus patent suit thrown out

A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo of America, which claimed that the company's Wii MotionPlus peripheral violated a patent owned by Triton Tech of Texas. Originally filed way back in the prehistoric times of 2010, the lawsuit named both...

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Precursor Games distancing itself from co-founder following child pornography arrest

Precursor Games writer, game designer and artist Ken McCulloch has been arrested by Niagara Regional Police on child pornography possession and distribution charges, Bullet News Niagara reports. Police confiscated a "significant" amount of computer hardware after exercising a search warrant on a...

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Judge rules in favor of Activision in 'Delta Force' trademark lawsuit

Judge John F. Walter has ruled that Activision's use of the term "Delta Force" in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 does not infringe upon PC developer NovaLogic's trademark of the phrase, Patent Arcade reports. Judge Walter concluded that "Delta Force" as a non-specific term is as protected by free...

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Report: Patrice Desilets suing Ubisoft for $400,000, option to buy 1666 rights

Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2 creative director Patrice Desilets, formerly of Ubisoft, THQ and then Ubisoft again, has filed suit against Ubisoft seeking back pay, damages and the opportunity to buy the rights to 1666, according to a report by Canadian outlet La Presse. Desilets is...

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Microsoft cleared of Motorola patent violation claim

The International Trade Commission has decided not to review the decision made last March by the administrative law judge presiding over Motorola's patent infringement case against Microsoft, thereby validating the judge's findings – which were in favor of Microsoft – and closing the...

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