UPDATE: it seems the lawsuit is going ahead with a trial date of potentially late this year/early next year. I spoke to Develop about it here. We all know the story by now: back in 2009 Jason West and Vince Zampella, then the heads of Infinity Ward (the Activision-owned developer behind the Call of Duty:… Continue reading What happened to the Infinity Ward lawsuit?
More interesting developments in the Lodsys/app developers spat (more on that here): now Apple has got involved. Yesterday, Apple wrote to Lodsys asking it to withdrew its threats against a number of iOS app developers. You can read the full letter here. Apple’s arguments were three-fold: (1) The patent licences which Lodsys has granted Apple… Continue reading More on Lodsys, apps and software patents
This is an opinion post about the need for tech businesses of all kinds to do their part in ensuring that the legal system regulates them fairly, but doesn’t ruin their business. The genesis of this post comes from this Telegraph article about comments made by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, which I encourage everyone to… Continue reading Take Control of Your (Legal) Destiny
This post represents my personal views – not those of my employer. Patents are suddenly causing problems in the mobile games industry – this is what you need to know about it. What’s been happening: Lodsys vs the app developers This year has seen a sudden spike in patent lawsuits/threats against businesses in the mobile… Continue reading Patents and the mobile/games industry