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3-11-2009 @ 7:57PM
It doesn't matter if he's being a douche (and he is, no argument there), he has the patent, he can do what he likes. Sue them or not, he can do it.It's Blizzards fault IMO anyway, they should've done more research. As should any of the other developers. If they had taken the time to look deeper into 3D world patents they may have stumbled across this "gem" of a patent and may never have bothered to make WoW (which we would not be able to complain about since we'd be used to it's non-existence, as well as all other MMO's non-existence unless they pay out this guy).To me, this guy IS a douche. An incredibly smart one. He has a legally binding patent, he can sue EVERY developer that has made a 3D virtual world. He's asking for a license, he could sue them. Either way, suing them or being paid for a license, he could end up one very rich man.And to me, that's just goddamn smart. So yes, he is definitely a douche. A damn big one at that, but he's smart and he's going to be richer than us.
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