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U.S. Patent No. 7,887,403: Method and system for controlling a game involving battles

USA - June 18 2019 U.S. Patent No. 7,887,403 (the ‘403 Patent) describes an RPG battle system where player characters and enemies share magic points (MP). Traditionally…

U.S. Patent No. 8,914,136: Game control program and game device

USA - June 11 2019 U.S. Patent No. 8,914,136 (the '136 Patent) describes a method for dealing damage in a video game. A health bar is a means to communicate to…

U.S. Patent No. 6,299,535: Method of processing interactive game, program product and game system for the same

USA - June 4 2019 U.S. Patent No. 6,299,535 (the '535 Patent) describes a method for creating branching storylines in an RPG. The storylines are tied to…

U.S. Patent No. 7,803,048: Radar manipulation in a video game

USA - May 28 2019 U.S. Patent No. 7,803,048 (the '048 Patent) describes methods and systems for a deception in an online multiplayer game. One such method is…

Iron Maiden’s Trademark Test

USA - May 28 2019 On May 28, 2019, the band Iron Maiden, through their holding company, Iron Maiden Holdings Ltd., filed a $2 million trademark infringement lawsuit…

U.S. Patent No. 8,882,590: Touch-controlled game character motion providing dynamically-positioned virtual control pad

USA - May 21 2019 U.S. Patent No. 8,882,590 (the ‘590 Patent) describes a method to control a game through touch controls. The ‘590 Patent relates to the Nintendo DS…

U.S. Patent No. 8,313,379: Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller

USA - May 14 2019 U.S. Patent No. 8,313,379 describes the Nintendo Wii system. The Wii incorporation of motion controls into a video game system. Motion controls were…

U.S. Patent No. 8,814,677: Using real-time constructive solid geometry to provide painting and thinning game mechanics

USA - May 7 2019 U.S. Patent No. 8,814,677 (the ‘677 Patent) relates to the Disney video game Epic Mickey, specifically the game mechanic allowing players to…

U.S. Patent No. 8,802,953: Scoring of free-form vocals for video game

USA - April 30 2019 U.S. Patent No. 8,802,953 (the ‘953 Patent) describes a method for a video game to evaluate and score a person singing. In a music based video game…

U.S. Patent No. 7,663,045: Music replacement in a gaming system

USA - April 23 2019 Summary: U.S. Patent No. 7,663,045 (the ‘045 Patent) describes a method for a user to replace the background music in a video game with their music…