15 Patent lawsuits held over the head of Apple, Google and others

Can you believe it, 15 patent lawsuits against Apple, google, Zynga and others? The lawsuits is files by a person known as Jay walker, founder of Priceline.

It seems Jay Walker has filed 15 lawsuits that name 100 companies, including Google, Zynga, and Sony, over their use of concepts like online scoreboards, GPS navigation, and certain banking methods.

According to arstechnica site, lawsuits include one against online game operators, including Activision, Valve, PopCap, and Zynga for allowing “video and computer game enthusiasts to submit their game outcomes to a central online repository so that they can be compared to the results of other players.” With regard to Activision, Walker Digital specifically names Battle.net as an infringing property on this count.

Jon Ellenthal, Walker Digital’s CEO, said in the press release, “not a step we sought or preferred,”. Unfortunately, many of these companies have refused to engage in meaningful negotiations.”

[Via] http://arstechnica.com

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