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inXile legal challenge forces indie dev to rebrand game

22 hours ago The Alien Wasteland now called Action Alien following cease and desist letter over "Wasteland" trademark

Nvidia and Samsung settle all existing patent litigation

2 days ago Legal back-and-forth started with an Nvidia lawsuit in 2014, settlement arrived hours before final hearing

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

6 days ago US judge calls out, "millions of dollars billed to Amazon customers without a mechanism for consent"

1666: Amsterdam legal battle ends

10 days ago Patrice Désilets to obtain rights to 1666 Amsterdam from Ubisoft

1 ESL cuts ties with YouPorn sponsored eSports team

10 days ago Regional laws against advertising pornography cited, ESL turned down Team YP's offer to rebrand

Trendy sues Studio Wildcard over origins of Ark: Survival Evolved

19 days ago UPDATE: Case settled, details emerge on Twitter

1 Rockstar: Benzies' claims "downright bizarre"

22 days ago Representative for the GTA studio speaks out, notes that Benzies exhibited "significant performance and conduct issues"

Grand Theft Auto devs planned to leave Take-Two

23 days ago Leslie Benzies lawsuit says he and the Houser brothers set up an independent company that would still work on publisher's IP

6 Leslie Benzies suing Rockstar over $150 million

23 days ago Key GTA developer accuses publisher, Houser brothers of forcing him from company, withholding royalties [UPDATE: Benzies owed nothing, says TTWO]

10 Blizzard issues cease and desist to private WoW server

24 days ago Legacy Nostalrius server violates usage policy says publisher

Valve misled Australian consumers, says court

A month ago Valve found to be in violation of Australian consumer law because Steam didn't have a refund policy

Supreme Court rejects EA defense in Madden suit

A month ago Lawsuit brought by former pros used in games without permission can now proceed as publisher faces familiar setback

SEC brings fraud charges for 38 Studios collapse

A month ago Wells Fargo Securities and Rhode Island state agency accused of defrauding investors in loan for Kingdoms of Amalur developer

Nintendo fights off patent suit appeal

2 months ago Another Wiimote suit bites the dust, and Nintendo calls for reform once again

EA abandons "ghost" trademark application

2 months ago Ubisoft's objected due to the existence of its Ghost Recon franchise

9 Disgraced politician Leland Yee gets five years in prison

2 months ago "Haunted" former senator who crusaded against the games industry found guilty of corruption

3 Apple opposes FBI order to build iOS "backdoor"

2 months ago Manufacturer says move would "undermine...freedoms and liberty"

28 ESA mourns Scalia

2 months ago Industry trade group remarks on passing of Supreme Court Justice who wrote majority opinion in 2011 game legislation case

25 Just Cause 3 prompts despair among Chinese pirates

2 months ago UPDATE: 3DM group is taking a break from cracking single-player games to see if legal sales improve

1 Take-Two sued over 2K16 tattoos

3 months ago Solid Oak Sketches seeking damages over eight copyrighted designs

2 Ubisoft and EA tussle over Ghost trademark

3 months ago EA wants it, Ubi cites its Ghost Recon franchise in opposition

Sony fails to secure "Let's Play" trademark

3 months ago UPDATE: USPTO agrees phrase is common industry term

EA struggles to secure Unravel trademark

3 months ago Board game Beary's Unravel Game causing issues

Judge rules Total Recall Technologies can sue Oculus founder

3 months ago Palmer Luckey faces breach of contract claim

Activision sued for portraying Angolan rebel as murderous "halfwit"

3 months ago Family of Jonas Savimbi object to his depiction in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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