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Jury awards Microsoft $15 million in Motorola patent case

Microsoft has been awarded $15 million in damages by a jury following a patent infringement lawsuit first filed by Motorola in 2010. Motorola spokesman William Moss said in a statement (via the Seattle Times) that the company was "disappointed" but is looking forward "to an appeal of the novel...

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Microsoft applies for glasses-based AR multiplayer gaming patent

Seemingly unwilling to be outdone by Google Glass, Microsoft has applied for a patent for glasses-based AR technology that may be implemented into future game development, Engadget reports. The application describes sending verbal invitations for multiplayer games via a "head-mounted display...

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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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Microsoft patent: Remakes running concurrent engines for old, new visuals

Microsoft has filed an interesting patent for a video game "having a plurality of game engines" running concurrently. The patent was filed in December of 2011, right after the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – a game allowing players to switch between the updated visuals and the...

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Nintendo decision upheld in exergaming patent lawsuit

Nintendo emerged victorious in the latest round of its legal battle with exergaming equipment manufacturer IA Labs (aka InterAction Laboratories) over alleged patent infringement. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo's victory in a lawsuit claiming that the...

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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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Shadow of the Eternals uses assets purchased from Silicon Knights

A bit of that old Silicon Knights black magic lives on in Shadow of the Eternals, the "spiritual successor" to Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem from Precursor Games. Art assets originally created by Silicon Knights employees have been bought, paid for and implemented into this new project. "We...

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Apple patent turns in-game choices into a customized comic book

In 2009, Apple filed a patent to transfer players' unique video game story paths, choices and customized characters to book form, available automatically after the game was finished as an e-book, book or graphic novel. The USPTO granted Apple that patent today and made it public, complete with...

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Nintendo patents game controller integration in remote-controlled toys

Nintendo has been granted a new patent this week, a "remotely controlled mobile device control system" filed back in 2011. In layman's terms, it's a patent that calls for embedding a Wiimote within a remote-controlled toy – a toy which then would interact with a game console. Nintendo has...

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Patent troll Lodsys sues Gameloft, Disney and more for using in-app purchases

A company named Lodsys has filed suit against a number of mobile game developers, including Gameloft, Gamevil, and Disney, claiming that they're infringing on patents describing the technology behind in-app purchases. Lodsys is well known for its patent battles, previously filing suits against a...

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