All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘US Patent and Trademark Office’

Washington Redskins Lose Trademark Rights

In a move that will have white grandfathers in middle America riled up for days, the US Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Redskins federal trademark protections. This decision came after a hearing by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, called for by a group of Native Americans tired of seeing beefy, overpaid athletes and their fans sport uniforms …

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Sony Filed a Patent for In-Game Commercials

There is a lot of current experimentation when it comes to video game revenue models. Publishers and developers are adding disc-locked content, day-one downloadable content (DLC), and overpriced collector’s editions everywhere you look. Mobile games and MMO‘s alike are free-to-play, using micro-transactions to monetize. It should surprise no one, then, that Sony has filed a patent for commercial advertisements in …

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Valve, Blizzard Bury The Hatchet Over DOTA

The original Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) was a mod of Warcraft III, a Blizzard game, and other variants and DOTA projects have, for the most part, centered around Blizzard products. Blizzard didn’t cry foul when Valve hired DOTA’s lead designer, or when Valve announced a stand-alone sequel called DOTA 2. In fact, both companies are creating games with DOTA …

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