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Ubisoft wins Uplay DRM patent suit

Publisher proclaims victory against patent troll in case where Valve, EA, and Zynga all settled

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.

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Eyal Teler Programmer 2 years ago
Good one, Ubisoft. Much as I dislike the Uplay DRM, I dislike patent trolls more.
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David Sinur Associate Producer, Turbine, Inc. | WB Games2 years ago
+1 Eyal.
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