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Worlds Wins Appeals Court Ruling in Activision Patent Fight

Sept. 7, 2018, 2:36 PM

Worlds Inc. can renew arguments that game distributor Activision Publishing Inc., not game developer Bungie Inc., is really behind patent-validity challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an appeals court ruled.

The dispute is over three patents for computer-generated displays of avatars in a virtual world.

Worlds had sued Activision, claiming Call of Duty game infringes the patents, and later said it would add Bungie’s Destiny game.

Bungie filed a petition challenging these and other patents, arguing they didn’t have new ideas.

Activision would be time-barred from filing the challenges itself. Bungie is not.

The decision by three-judge panel ...