SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ATVI), today announced that it has filed a patent infringement
lawsuit against Worlds Inc. and Worlds Online Inc., in the U.S. District
Court for the Central District of California.
In the suit, Activision claims that Worlds has infringed, and continues
to infringe, U.S. Patent No. 6,014,145 entitled "Navigation with optimum
viewpoints in three-dimensional workspace interactive displays having
three-dimensional objects with collision barriers" and U.S. Patent No.
5,883,628 entitled "Climability: property for objects in 3-D virtual
environments." The contested product is software distributed by Worlds
called "Worlds Player."
Worlds Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Activision
Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing,
Inc. on March 30, 2012. That lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District
Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark,
the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, mainland China, Hong
Kong and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its
products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
SVP, Corporate Communications
Source: Activision Publishing, Inc.
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