Multi-Publisher Legal War Looms Over 3-D Patent

A patent infringement case for the patent, “Method and Apparatus for Spherical Planning,” is now pending. The case could have enormous implications and could affect nearly every 3-D video game ever made. Put on your 3-D glasses and read all about it…

GameDAILY BIZ received word recently that Texas-based law firm McKool Smith has sued 12 major game publishers and is threatening legal action against several smaller companies as well. Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Activision, Atari, THQ, Vivendi Universal Games, Sega, Square Enix, Tecmo, LucasArts, and Namco Hometek are all named as defendants in the case.

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This must be some sort of a joke

that is funny but who knows? There could be a big lawsuite.

if its not thrown out, those companies are in a world of hurt. its all about using perspective viewpoints etc…