There seems to be a lot of patent lawsuits ongoing at the moment, although most of those are between large companies like Apple and Samsung, and now unfortunately the developers of Minecraft have been hit with a patent lawsuit.
The lawsuit has been filed against the Minecraft developers by Luxemborg based Uniloc, and the lawsuit has also been filed against a number of other developers of apps for Google’s Android platform.
Other companies being sued include Gameloft, EA, Square Enix and more, and the patent claim is relating to a patent fort a ‘system and method for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data.’
The patent in question is a system which pings a server to check that the user has an authorized license to download software before launching a game.
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