Worlds: Expect Favorable Findings From The Markman Hearing
- A Markman hearing in Worlds' patent infringement suit against Activision was held October 3rd.
- The Judge's forthcoming findings will determine the interpretation of the patent claims and can indicate the likely outcome for the patent infringement case as a whole.
- An analysis of the claim construction arguments from both sides indicates Worlds should expect favorable findings.
With Cameras Rolling, Worlds Inc. Battles Activision Blizzard October 3
- Camera's In the Court Room to "STREAM" patent infringement Markman Hearing.
- 3-D Online Multi-Player Patent Holder Worlds Inc won't feel the pinch of trial costs all the way to the US Supreme Court; courtesy of Susman Godfrey.
- Investors get unfiltered video access of key legal events In Worlds v. Activision Blizzard.
Worlds Inc.: An Interesting Run-Up Before A Crucial Markman Hearing
- Worlds has a Markman hearing coming up against Activision Blizzard.
- Markman hearings represent significant catalyst events for investors.
- Through trading before the October 3rd hearing, investors could be set up for substantial gains with limited downside.
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- Worlds Inc. patents found to be valid over Activision's objections.
- Judge withholds dismissing Worlds lawsuit in favor of changes in Infringement dates.
- Worlds litigation gets back on track.
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Mon, Oct. 6, 11:47 AM
- The Massachusetts district court responsible for Worlds' (OTCQB:WDDD) infringement suit against Activision has finished a Markman hearing to address the construction of 11 patent claims asserted by Worlds. (PR)
- Worlds CEO Thom Kidrin: "The Markman Hearing's purpose was solely to focus on the meaning of the words in the claims and not import new meanings or point to infringement ... With this important step in the litigation process against Activision completed, we look forward to the court's ruling and scheduling the trial date."
- Worlds crashed in March after Activision was granted a summary judgment declaring Worlds patent claims covering online gaming virtual worlds to be invalid. However, the company is still able to allege infringement from the date of a USPTO certificate of correction. Many patent licensing firms have received unfavorable verdicts since the Supreme Court's June software patent ruling.
Fri, Aug. 15, 12:39 PM
- Worlds (OTCQB:WDDD -15.3%), Spherix (SPEX -5.8%) and Marathon Patent Group (MARA -3.6%) have sold off after a federal appeals court ruled against Vringo in its IP suit against Google, arguing the patent claims it has asserted are invalid due to obviousness.
- Notably, the court referenced a recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld the patentability of software concepts that advance or improve upon existing ideas, but also declared mere abstract software ideas on a computer can't be patented.
- Spherix is still well above where it traded before an AT&T settlement was disclosed on Monday.
Thu, Mar. 13, 10:26 AM
- The Massachusetts district court handling Worlds' (WDDD -59.1%) patent suit against Activision has allowed Activision's motion for a "summary judgment seeking a ruling that all of the asserted claims in the Patents-In-Suit are invalid."
- Worlds has alleged Activision's games infringe patents related to online gaming virtual worlds. The court ruled the patents are entitled to claim priority to Nov. 12, 1996 rather than Nov. 13, 1995, the filing date of a provisional application. By Nov. 12, 1996, products that "embodied all of the asserted claims of the Patents-in-Suit " were in public use for at least a year.
- Markman Advisors states the judge still indicated Worlds may have the opportunity to bring a case for future infringement.
- The court ruling (h/t Tom Shaughnessy)
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