So, I just read that Worlds.com got, what seems to me, another extremely broad and obvious patent.
They already sued a few mmorpg developers on it.
So, how do you guys think this patent will affect small game developers?
Also, could somebody please explain to me how come they get to register several patents that are basically the same?
The earlist '96 patent is basically just like the rest of them. It's basically supposed to expire in three years, yet they have other, more recent patents that seem to be almost identical. How is that even possible? What, do you just get to rephrase your earlier patent and get an extension??
Please, share your thoughts.
Edited by Northern, 07 March 2013 - 07:18 AM.