LinuxInsider: The Rocky Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds, Part 2: Patents
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Date: 20 Nov 2008 16:39
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As another example, consider U.S. Patent No. 6,522,333, owned by Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) Latest News about Electronic Arts, which is directed to a method of communication between two avatars by animating an avatar concurrently with a text chat. These types of communications are employed in many virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs). While there are various specifics to the patent that would need to be performed before the claim is infringed, it is not difficult to imagine a text chat in a virtual world where users type commands to simultaneously animate their characters.
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