It’s that time again. No, not time for more boozy egg nog, but time for someone with a patent trying to score some easy money by suing an online game provider.
In this case, it’s Worlds.com, Inc. vs NCSoft over patent 7,181,690. There are a few interesting twists here, so I figured I could share some information since I’ve worked as an expert on a previous patent defense.
Standard disclaimer here: I’m not a lawyer, and this isn’t legal advice. This is my point of view based on what information has been available to the public so far. If you are involved in a patent lawsuit, consult your lawyer before you go out of business.