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Nintendo fights off patent suit appeal

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

EA abandons "ghost" trademark application

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

9 Disgraced politician Leland Yee gets five years in prison

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

3 Apple opposes FBI order to build iOS "backdoor"

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

28 ESA mourns Scalia

5 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

5 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

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

2 Ubisoft and EA tussle over Ghost trademark

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

Sony fails to secure "Let's Play" trademark

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

EA struggles to secure Unravel trademark

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

Judge rules Total Recall Technologies can sue Oculus founder

6 months ago Palmer Luckey faces breach of contract claim

Activision sued for portraying Angolan rebel as murderous "halfwit"

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

7 Fake Minecraft sequel pulled from App Store

6 months ago Unofficial $11 app reached as high as fourth on paid gaming chart before being removed from sale

Ember settles Machine Zone copycat suit with an apology

6 months ago Empire Z developer admits to re-using elements of Game of War: Fire Age

Lumos Labs to pay $2m Deceptive Advertising settlement

6 months ago “Lumosity preyed on consumers' fears about age-related cognitive decline"

Nintendo wins Mii patent suit

7 months ago Judge invalidates RecogniCorp patent on storing police sketch-artist data, bringing closure to suit filed over virtual avatar system

3 FTC announces settlements with LAI Systems and Retro Dreamer

7 months ago Devs will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties for violating COPPA

4 Publishers sued over fantasy sports patents

7 months ago EA, Activision, Zynga, Take-Two, Konami among targets of suits over games based on real-time events and TV shows

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Goodgame Studios denies allegations of unfair dismissal

7 months ago German trade union claims 28 employees were fired to prevent election of a workers' council

Nintendo wins another patent case against Wii U, 3DS

8 months ago California federal court rules that Nintendo's hardware does not infringe

GTA 5 modders say Take-Two sent PIs to their doors

8 months ago Devs on two different multiplayer mods describe intimidation tactic used to shut them down

Blizzard and Innovis settle Overwatch suit

8 months ago Paintball app creator drops lawsuit against developer after months-long legal dispute

3 US approves DRM circumvention on abandoned games

8 months ago DMCA exemption allows players to bypass server authentication after servers are turned off; proposed exemption for jailbreaking consoles denied

2 12 arrested in eSports match fixing scandal - Report

9 months ago Korean investigators find five StarCraft 2 matches fixed; two money men behind scheme have ties to organized crime

1 SAG-AFTRA now has the authority to strike

9 months ago More than 95 per cent of union's voting members voted yes in the referendum, negotiations to re-open

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