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Worlds Inc

History

Founded in 1994, Worlds Inc. invented and patented technology to solve problems associated with large-scale 3D multi-user environments, known as virtual worlds.

Worlds secured an early priority date by filing a provisional application with the USPTO in Nov, 1995. Within a year, Worlds filed a non-provisional patent application, claiming the priority date of their 1995 provisional application.

Worlds has pursued additional claims associated with their invention through a series of continuing patent applications, amassing a substantial patent portfolio:

Filing Date Patent Number Issue Date
Nov 13, 1995 app 60/020,296 provisional
Nov 12, 1996 6,219,045 Apr 17, 2001
Aug 3, 2000 7,181,690 Feb 20, 2007
Nov 2, 2006 7,493,558 Feb 17, 2009
Jan 13, 2009 7,945,856 May 17, 2011
Mar 19, 2009 8,082,501 Dec 20, 2011
Mar 19, 2009 8,145,998 Mar 27, 2012
Apr 8, 2011 8,161,385 Apr 17, 2012
Apr 11, 2011 8,407,592 Mar 26, 2013
Jun 16, 2011 8,640,028 Jan 28, 2014


Their patent portfolio remains in force until Nov, 2016 (20 years from the filing date of their first non-provisional patent application).

Worlds v. Activision

Complaint

On Mar 30, 2012, Worlds filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Activision. Worlds’ lawsuit seeks monetary damages as well as a permanent injunction barring the manufacture and sale of infringing devices. Additionally, the complaint accuses Activision of willfully infringing and seeks an award of exemplary damages, attorneys' fees, and related court costs.

Representation

Susman Godfrey is representing Worlds, without fee, unless the lawsuit is successful or is favorably settled out of court. Susman Godfrey is considered the top litigation boutique in the country. Max Tribble, lead counsel of Susman Godfrey, is the lead counsel for Worlds. Tribble has an extensive track record of patent infringement lawsuit wins and settlements for plaintiffs in lawsuits against large corporations, including:

Paltalk v. Microsoft

Mass Engineered Design v. Ergotron & Dell, et al

Sky Technologies v. Oracle

Sky Technologies v. IBM

 

                                                             Updated December 5th 2016:
Worlds (WDDD) as well owns 7.5% stake of Worlds Online, Inc. (WORX). as of 12/05/2016

 

Updated December 6th 2016

Worlds Inc. (OTC QB:WDDD) is a leading intellectual property developer and licensee of patents related to 3D online virtual worlds. The Company has a portfolio of 9 US patents (6,219,045; 7,181,690; 7,493,558; 7,945,856; 8,082,501; 8,145,998; 8,161,385 8,407,592& 8,640,028) for multi-server technology in 3D applications, notably Virtual Worlds. The earliest of these patents issued on an application filed November 12, 1996. A provisional patent application, serial number 60/020,296, was filed on November 13, 1995.

These patents are related to each other and disclose and claim systems and methods for enabling users to interact in a virtual space. Worlds Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on March 30, 2012.

Activision's World of Warcraft and Call of Duty video games have been identified in the complaint as infringing on Worlds' patents. Max L Tribble, lead counsel of Susman Godfrey L.L.P, will be lead counsel for Worlds in the suit.

The Markman hearing for the patent infringement suit by Worlds Inc. against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision Blizzard et al) (Nasdaq: ATVI), was held October 3, 2014 to address various aspects of the infringement suit claims and how the words in the 11 disputed 'constructions' in the claims should be construed for jury consideration. On June 26, 2015 Judge Denise Casper of the United District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled in favor of certain Worlds key definitions and interpretations governing the construction claims. Activision Blizzard the defendant in this action became “time-barred” to file an action to challenge the Patents using the only “other” venue that has the authority to disqualify the patents, The United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

On November 30, 2016 The Unites States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a ruling in Bungie, Inc (Developer Partner of Activision Blizzard) v. Worlds, Inc. validating certain key patent claims governing multiplayer interaction.

As of this update December 6th 2016: 
                                                                                                          
Worlds current Federal Trial is on mutual consent hold pending the disposition of the validation or denial action of the PTAB. The Company's principle goal will be to continue to grow its IP portfolio, while protecting and monetizing it through patent infringement litigation. In addition, Worlds Inc. intends to be active in the creation and acquisition of related digital media technologies and patents that complement their current patent portfolio and that broaden the features, versatility and reach of the technology to allow for its utilization in the broadest possible way.

 

Press Release to follow soon
 
 
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#23792  Sticky Note "Billions at Risk" https://youtu.be/L7DuS8tN8wM Link to PatentPlays 12/02/16 07:35:16 PM
#23963   Watch the Pacers (doc disclosure from the Courts). PatentPlays 12/06/16 09:30:20 PM
#23962   Dave,this is why I say settlement on the one_dumb_sheep 12/06/16 08:20:41 PM
#23961   Nice find, Dave. Tnx for the share tradetrak 12/06/16 07:51:28 PM
#23960   I've been thinking about this as well and StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 07:45:56 PM
#23959   "alliances with strategic partners" one_dumb_sheep 12/06/16 07:42:59 PM
#23958   Worlds Attorney; Susman Godfrey (National law Firm). This PatentPlays 12/06/16 07:38:33 PM
#23957   Excellent segue to this posters experience one_dumb_sheep 12/06/16 05:46:00 PM
#23956   Yes its SCOTUS reigning in a Liberal Court PatentPlays 12/06/16 05:00:34 PM
#23955   Excellent post. Congress is referring to the "merry-go-round" PatentPlays 12/06/16 04:42:03 PM
#23954   Nice letter. Thanks for posting the link. stark12 12/06/16 04:32:07 PM
#23953   Patent, does the SCOTUS decision in the Apple Videofunder 12/06/16 03:41:38 PM
#23952   Interesting letter from Congress to Michelle Lee at StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 03:39:24 PM
#23951   "IPR Proceedings" are not JUDICIAL Proceedings. PatentPlays 12/06/16 11:26:11 AM
#23950   Thanks Data......WDDD due diligent investors better get there tryz 12/06/16 11:17:52 AM
#23949   Bottom line: 6 foundational claims affecting all MMORG's DataStream 12/06/16 11:07:16 AM
#23943   Should know more soon. Status Report due: joeytakasugi 12/06/16 10:15:54 AM
#23942   The MM's are smart and sophisticated and I PatentPlays 12/06/16 10:10:24 AM
#23941   yup and I suspect we'll see light bid ShadowSpy69 12/06/16 10:01:06 AM
#23940   Someone wants to buy a nice position (1,000,000 PatentPlays 12/06/16 09:59:31 AM
#23939   Fair enough and interesting insight. I just don't StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 09:59:20 AM
#23938   We will see and I truly hope that flyersdh 12/06/16 09:58:19 AM
#23937   i agree, well said ShadowSpy69 12/06/16 09:57:28 AM
#23936   Pure speculation on my part sure but here flyersdh 12/06/16 09:56:06 AM
#23935   Executive Branch has deemed the patent claims Valid. PatentPlays 12/06/16 09:55:03 AM
#23933   1,000,000 bid at .0450 by ETRF ShadowSpy69 12/06/16 09:47:28 AM
#23931   Not sure how one determines Caspar's interest in StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 09:42:04 AM
#23930   The case is already stayed though. I flyersdh 12/06/16 09:38:09 AM
#23929   if google "judges at odds staying case" it joeytakasugi 12/06/16 09:35:20 AM
#23928   Can you cut and paste that article? Not StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 09:32:15 AM
#23927   "IMO it is more likely than not the joeytakasugi 12/06/16 09:30:49 AM
#23926   Agreed. That's the " Free Expansion " that Worlds must PatentPlays 12/06/16 09:30:40 AM
#23925   Worlds is ready to move forward IMO. The PatentPlays 12/06/16 09:22:43 AM
#23924   501 is closed with conditions, Durward filed a one_dumb_sheep 12/06/16 09:13:53 AM
#23923   I think Patent Plays made an interesting point StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 08:46:12 AM
#23922   It means Bungie successfully petitioned the PTAB to flyersdh 12/06/16 08:40:38 AM
#23921   Understand.. but does that mean the 501 went 88888 12/06/16 08:18:09 AM
#23920   Means we have the six (or eight?) live StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 08:15:41 AM
#23919   What does it mean? All challenges claims killed... 88888 12/06/16 08:13:48 AM
#23918   Interesting - should see a PR soon (I StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 07:43:54 AM
#23917   '501 decision out. All challenged claims killed. flyersdh 12/06/16 07:29:42 AM
#23916   Correction to my numbers as I was tax StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 05:56:33 AM
#23915   Basic valuation here based on your numbers - StockAlphaDave 12/06/16 01:01:36 AM
#23914   FWIW, a game developer friend of mine (he gibson256 12/05/16 06:19:31 PM
#23913   Operative word "could", not likely more than 1 DataStream 12/05/16 06:00:34 PM
#23912   Worlds should win on USP Patent 8082501 claims PatentPlays 12/05/16 05:36:37 PM
#23911   CANT, has been purposely holding this down at nicklaus1 12/05/16 03:46:07 PM
#23910   CANT mm hiding ask behind 10k. continuously jumping mlm27718 12/05/16 03:19:04 PM
#23909   No way this takes years! They will Videofunder 12/05/16 02:38:06 PM
#23908   Ok, thx. We'll see. The recent nicklaus1 12/05/16 02:06:03 PM
#23907   either way this could be years away so rolvram 12/05/16 01:42:37 PM
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