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Minecraft Lawsuit Filed Against Mojang - This Time, For Obscure Patent

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To many, the name Ric Richardson won't mean much.  However, it is likely a name that will garner a great deal more attention in the coming days - his company "Uniloc" is suing Mojang for allegedly infringing on the company's patent.  What patent is allegedly being infringed?



a system and method ... for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data stored on an electronic device.

It is not known at this time what, if anything, this means for Mojang.  Of note, Markus "Notch" Persson has certainly voiced his opinion on the matter, stating that he "will throw piles of money at making sure they don't get a cent".  Little else is known about the lawsuit at this time.


Notch has made the lawsuit PDF available for viewing, which you can see by clicking here.  He has also posted a detailed write-up on his perspective on software patents - you can view it by clicking here.


Uniloc appears to be suing numerous other gaming producers allegedly violating this patent, including Square Enix, Electronic Arts and others.


Any further specifics of the case will be covered as they develop.



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