BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2013) - Worlds Inc. (OTCBB: WDDD) has received an 8th patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO): no. 8,407,592, titled "System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space." The patent relates to computer architecture for three-dimensional graphical multi-user interactive virtual world systems also known as Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG).
"Our technologies, created in-house over the past 15+ years, have helped the MMORPG industry become what it is today," stated Thom Kidrin, Worlds' CEO. "We are working hard to protect our IP for the benefit of our shareholders whose investments have helped us create it."
This patent is a continuation of US patents 6,219,045, 7,181,690, 7,493,558, 7,945,856, 8,082,501, 8,145,998 & 8,161,385 bearing the same title. Worlds Inc. has additional patent continuations in process at the USPTO.
As previously announced, Worlds Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit on March 30, 2012 against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision Blizzard, Inc. et al) in Civil Action No, 1:12-CV-10576(DJC) in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Worlds is represented by Susman Godfrey L.L.P., a firm with 80+ lawyers that was recently named one of the top litigation boutiques in the country by The American Lawyer. The patent claim construction Markman hearing is set for June 27, 2013.
About Worlds Inc.:
Worlds Inc. is a leading intellectual property developer and licensee of patents related to 3D online virtual worlds. It has a portfolio of 8 US patents for multi-server technology for 3D applications. The earliest of these patents issued on an application filed November 12, 1996. A provisional patent application, serial number 60/020,296, was filed on November 13, 1995. These patents are related to each other and disclose and claim systems and methods for enabling users to interact in a virtual space.
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