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Patent troll sues creator of 'Minecraft'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Jul 2012 4:25 User comments (1)

Patent troll sues creator of 'Minecraft' Uniloc, the notorious patent troll, has sued the creators of 'Minecraft,' claiming it infringes on patents they hold for certain copy protection software.
The company, making their case even more ridiculous, calls the game "Mindcraft" in the official filing.

Creator Markus 'Notch' Persson, known for his sense of humor, has already responded to the filing: "Step 1: Wake up. Step 2: Check email. Step 3: See we're being sued for patent infringement. Step 4: Smile. Unfortunately for them, they're suing us over a software patent. If needed, I will throw piles of money at making sure they don't get a cent."

Uniloc's patent, awarded back in 2005, is for a system "preventing unauthorized access to electronic data" between a portable device and a license registration authority. Uniloc has long claimed they have rights to all software that verify licensing on the Android OS.

Notch says Minecraft does not perform licensing checks in any manner similar to the patent.

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123.7.2012 12:32

If ever there was an individual that desperately needs to have their nuts pounded flat by a demented stampeding herd of obese hamsters, followed up by an ass raping by silver backed gorilla who was trained to donkey punch him just as Uniloc reaches ecstasy (as we all know him to be); this idiot asshole is definitely the candidate.

I think I'm perfectly clear & just in making this statement as I have been certifiably clinical & within all AMA guidelines. I do believe Mr. Persson's attorney's are even writing their rebutle to throw out this case solely based upon my observations. If nothing else, heavily biased upon this discovery.

Legal lottery, ass chewing, moron... and we're supposedly building a better society.

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