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Posted: Apr 27th 2010 6:15PM Dread said

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When someone can patent things that haven't been invented yet, have already been invented and are in general usage already, re-patent something that somebody has already patented in another country but not the US and then sue the original patent holder thus stealing their rights/patents, or not even proven to actually work yet then the system is broken. Regardless of country of origin. End of story.

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Posted: Apr 27th 2010 6:46PM (Unverified) said

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What everyone seems to be missing is worlds.com sued NCsoft. So if there was a settlement, it wasn't worlds.com doing the settling, it was NCsoft.

Posted: Apr 27th 2010 7:08PM (Unverified) said

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That only posits that NCSoft settled in that manner, rather than "We could just keep you in court until we own your house. So, how about we buy your company for $50,000 instead?"
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Posted: Apr 27th 2010 7:51PM (Unverified) said

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Well, the reason I suspect NCsoft settled is the whole "undisclosed terms". If NCsoft won, they'd make sure everyone knew. However, if worlds.com won, it would be an immediate black eye to NCsoft, whereas waiting until the truth comes out when worlds.com wins the next suit due to precedence set in the NCsoft case would allow them time to think up a spin plan.

I'm not saying I'm 100% guaranteeing NCsoft ost, I'm only saying something smells fishy and I don't think we've heard it all yet.
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Posted: Apr 27th 2010 8:53PM Lateris said

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Dread I totally agree with you. I think the system is utterly broken and in some cases out of control. It is interesting how NCSoft stalled it out as long as they could knowing that they had the income to do so. Now didn't world com file against Blizzard as well?

Posted: Apr 28th 2010 1:40AM Scrayn said

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They were going to move to Activision-Blizzard right after they won against NCSoft, thus having set precedent, which they failed to do.

Worlds.com definitely had Blizzard in sight, but Activision has really deep pockets.
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