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MMOG Lawsuit

The Boston Globe has details on a patent infringement lawsuit over use of data sharing features in several MMORPGs, targeted at SOE over EverQuest, Activision Blizzard over World of Warcraft, NCsoft over Guild Wars, Jagex over Runescape, and the main focus of the article (because they are local to Boston), Turbine (already involved in a legal tussle with Atari over Dungeons & Dragons Online) and Lord of the Rings Online. A New York company named Paltalk Holdings filed a complaint in the US District Court in Marshall, Texas, a popular locale for patent lawsuits as it's considered plaintiff-friendly, and Paltalk already has scored an out-of-court settlement in that venue over these same patents from a little outfit called Microsoft.