Activision Publishing Files Patent Infringement Suit against Worlds Inc., Worlds Online
Activision Publishing, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
(NASDAQ: ATVI), today announced that it has filed a patent infringement
lawsuit against Worlds Inc. and Worlds Online Inc., in the U.S. District
Court for the Central District of California.
In the suit, Activision claims that Worlds has infringed, and continues
to infringe, U.S. Patent No. 6,014,145 entitled “Navigation with optimum
viewpoints in three-dimensional workspace interactive displays having
three-dimensional objects with collision barriers” and U.S. Patent No.
5,883,628 entitled “Climability: property for objects in 3-D virtual
environments.” The contested product is software distributed by Worlds
called "Worlds Player."
Worlds Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Activision