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Intellectual Property Patent Litigation

Creative vs. Corporate: Patent Infringement Awards Respawn the Debate over Patenting Video Games

Patents can provide the broadest and strongest form of protection in the video game field. They can protect the methods and processes performed by the game software, and they can protect the hardware components of the game system, both in function and aesthetic design.

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This past May, a Texas jury awarded GREE Inc., developer of the game Fishing Star, $92 million in damages against Supercell Oy, the developer of the game Clash of Clans, based on allegations of patent infringement.

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