Ubisoft has joined the ranks of game companies crowing about successful defenses in patent litigation. The publisher today announced a summary judgment it received last month in a US patent suit brought against it by Digital Reg of Texas. The suit claimed that Ubisoft's Uplay platform violated a number of patents Digital Reg held on digital rights management techniques.
"Ubisoft is determined to aggressively fight patent cases that target the company and its innovations and technologies," a spokesperson said. "Ubisoft is committed to defending itself against patent assertion entities--referred to as patent 'trolls'--that assert invalid or inapplicable patents against the company or the industry."
Digital Reg filed its suit in 2011 with a number of companies named as defendants, including Zynga, Valve, and Electronic Arts. However, all three of those companies reached settlement agreements with the plaintiff over the course of 2013.