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Nvidia and Samsung settle all existing patent litigation

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

By Matthew Handrahan

FTC strikes a blow against Amazon in IAP lawsuit

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

By Matthew Handrahan

1666: Amsterdam legal battle ends

Patrice Désilets to obtain rights to 1666 Amsterdam from Ubisoft

By Rachel Weber

ESL cuts ties with YouPorn sponsored eSports team

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

By Matthew Handrahan

Rockstar: Benzies' claims "downright bizarre"

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

By James Brightman

Grand Theft Auto devs planned to leave Take-Two

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

By Brendan Sinclair

Leslie Benzies suing Rockstar over $150 million

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

By Brendan Sinclair

Blizzard issues cease and desist to private WoW server

Legacy Nostalrius server violates usage policy says publisher

By Dan Pearson

Valve misled Australian consumers, says court

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

By James Brightman

Supreme Court rejects EA defense in Madden suit

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

By Brendan Sinclair

SEC brings fraud charges for 38 Studios collapse

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

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo fights off patent suit appeal

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

By Matthew Handrahan

EA abandons "ghost" trademark application

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

By Matthew Handrahan

Disgraced politician Leland Yee gets five years in prison

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

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple opposes FBI order to build iOS "backdoor"

Manufacturer says move would "undermine...freedoms and liberty"

By Dan Pearson

ESA mourns Scalia

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

By Brendan Sinclair

Just Cause 3 prompts despair among Chinese pirates

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

By Matthew Handrahan

Take-Two sued over 2K16 tattoos

Solid Oak Sketches seeking damages over eight copyrighted designs

By Matthew Handrahan

Ubisoft and EA tussle over Ghost trademark

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

By Rachel Weber

Sony fails to secure "Let's Play" trademark

UPDATE: USPTO agrees phrase is common industry term

By Rachel Weber

EA struggles to secure Unravel trademark

Board game Beary's Unravel Game causing issues

By Rachel Weber

Activision sued for portraying Angolan rebel as murderous "halfwit"

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

By Rachel Weber

Fake Minecraft sequel pulled from App Store

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

By Brendan Sinclair

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