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NEWS: Koei Tecmo Games Ordered to Pay US$1.34 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit




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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:23 pm Reply with quote
Those two patents look so simple to be losing more than a million to. Maybe I'm misreading this but I swear a lot of games use features like that.
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Tripple-A



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:51 pm Reply with quote
Usually I would be in favor of Capcom over Koei Tecmo, as I am a fan of Sengoku Basara and despise the Musou series, but this patent infringement looks ridiculous. Maybe I'm missing something but these two "patents" look like stuff I've seen in hundreds of games over the course of my life.
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Narutofreak1412



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:24 pm Reply with quote
"new content acquired through using a previous game and new software"

Don't, like, a lot of games have features like that?

I don't think you should be able to patent generic game features like that in the first place.
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Guy Gardner



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:58 pm Reply with quote
this is such a weird lawsuit...

on an unrelated note:

I really wish we could get more Basara games over here in the States
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yeahreally



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:31 pm Reply with quote
Narutofreak1412 wrote:
"new content acquired through using a previous game and new software"

Don't, like, a lot of games have features like that?

I don't think you should be able to patent generic game features like that in the first place.


Yeah, games were doing this for a long time. Rock Band and its sequels come to mind.
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