Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday December 15, 2015

Major Publishers Sued For Patent Infringement Over Fantasy Sports

Activision, EA, Take-Two, Zynga and Konami are being sued over a pair of fantasy sports patents owned by a company called Virtual Gaming Technologies. I hope these guys have really good lawyers, a lot of money or both because we all know that the companies they are suing have all the above.

Texas-based Virtual Gaming Technologies, LLC, filed the case yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming Activision is infringing on patents it owns for "real-time interaction systems" most used in fantasy sports games. The technology covered by those patents involves giving fantasy sports players access to updated information about their players' performances during live, ongoing contests.