Press Is Awarded Third "Virtual Worlds" Patent

March 10, 2009 | Press Release

Brookline, MA, March 10, 2009—General Patent Corporation, a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm announced today that its client,, Inc. (OTC BB:WDD), has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,493,558…

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December 30, 2008 | Technology Playground

Well, it is actually vs NCsoft but the Patents that was supposedly violated by NCsoft is broad and covers most of the Virtual Worlds out there…

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December 29, 2008 | Technology Playground

Earlier today we reported that had filed a complaint against NCsoft for infringing on its patent for enabling users to interact in virtual space…

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Virtual worlds firm files IP suit on Christmas Eve

December 29, 2008 | BetaNews, which launched its first 3D avatar environment back in the mid-90s, has retained an intellectual property law firm and has filed patent infringement suits Its first, against game developer NCsoft, was filed on Christmas Eve…

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NCsoft Sued for Patent Infringement

December 29, 2008 | Edge

Mass.-based online company is suing NCsoft for infringing on a patent that seems to lay claim to fundamental aspects of MMO games…

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3D Virtual Worlds Patented! Lawsuits Started

December 29, 2008 | TechDirt

It seems that the ridiculous patent holders are trying to go out with a bang in 2008…

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December 29, 2008 | ZDNet

Remember The 3D pioneer is still around and they're ready to sue. In fact on Christmas Eve, the company sued NCSoft, for violating patent ‘690, a system and method for enabling users to interact in a virtual space…

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City of Heroes fingered in MMO patent lawsuit

December 22, 2008 | The Register

On Christmas Eve, South Korean game developer NCSoft received a lawsuit in its stocking from a Massachusetts firm that claims to hold an extremely broad patent for developing online virtual worlds…

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Patents threaten virtual worlds, MMOGs

December 12, 2008 | Massively—Daily News About MMO's

Any person who "invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent," subject to the conditions and requirements of the law. So says the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO), citing the applicable statute…

View Article Hires IP Firm for Licensing: To Begin Contacting Virtual World Companies "Shortly"

December 11, 2008 | Virtual World News and General Patent Corporation announced today that they had selected intellectual property law firm Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP (LDLKM) to enforce Worlds' patents. Together the two patents currently owned by Worlds describe what sounds like the underpinnings for a wide range of client/server-based 3D virtual worlds, according to the company, if not pretty much all of them. While GPC Chairman and CEO Alexander Poltorak told me that the companies don't have any specific targets in mind, products from Second Life to World of Warcraft could be affected…

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Interview: CEO Thom Kidrin on Google, Mobile, and Updates

May, 2008 | Virtual Worlds News

Interview: CEO Thom Kidrin on Google, Mobile, and Updates…

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Virtual Worlds Get Real About Punishment

August 20, 2008 | Washington Post

Virtual worlds have often been called the digital equivalent of the Wild West, where animated alter egos can live in a fantasy frontier. But in some of these universes, a sheriff has come to town…

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80% of Internet Users in Virtual Worlds by 2011

April 24, 2007 | Gartner

By the end of 2011, 80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune 500 enterprises) will have a "second life", but not necessarily in Second Life, according to Gartner, Inc…

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The Coming Virtual Web

April 2007 | Business Week

Ever since Neal Stephenson published Snow Crash in 1992, the virtual world he described in his seminal dystopian novel has been the Holy Grail for a generation of tech whizzes. The metaverse, as Stephenson called it, was essentially the Internet…

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IBM to open islands in virtual world

Rachel Konrad, The Associated Press

Big Blue has developed 12 "virtual islands," and most will be open to anyone with a Second Life account starting next week. Other areas will remain private haunts for about 800 IBM employees — including the CEO — who have cyber alter-egos…

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Intel, Raytheon, and other companies dabbling with 3D conferencing

Olga Kharif, The Associated Press

Intel, Raytheon, and other companies are dabbling in technology that enables 3D conferencing, but will employees take to avatar exchanges? Over the past year, Intel employees from Singapore, Israel, and the U.S. have convened via high-level computerized conferences, collaborating on such projects as product strategy and information-technology planning. But these are no ordinary…

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Digital Suburbia

Reena Jana and Aili McConnon

One recent evening, Amanda Rains, a mother of two college-age boys and the owner of 9mm Books, a small publishing company in San Francisco, was watching a streaming video of a Fox News (NWS) report on her computer. She was mesmerized…

View Article, Partners with Pearson For Educational Worlds

April 28, 2009 | EngageDigital announced today that it has signed an agreement with Pearson to develop a series of virtual worlds to potentially be used within existing Pearson education programs…

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Sneak Preview of Hip Hop Legend Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' 3D

March 10, 2009

Hip hop artist and co-founder of Run-DMC Darryl McDaniels –to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April -- is opening a whole new world to his fans: DMC's 3D Virtual World…

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Top 10 Social Networking Sites

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My favorite virtual community is I was introduced to by one of the creators, Thom, and given a grand tour of the world and how to use it. It was a blast! Unlike SecondLife, didn't make my browser crash. I was able to get into without any problems, travel around, change my avatar and chat with people without any major issues.…

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Worlds featured in April 2007 Business Week report

April 2007 | Business Week

During the first dot-com boom, built 3D virtual worlds for bands such as Aerosmith and for corporations such as IBM, Visa, and Coca-Cola…

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Aerosmith continues relationship with Worlds


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Aerosmith continues relationship with Worlds…

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Worlds builds virtual studio for rock legend Joe Perry - The Boneyard


Worlds builds virtual studio for rock legend Joe Perry - The Boneyard…

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Worlds issued U.S. patent 6.219.045 for 3D technology


Worlds has been granted U.S patent 6,219,045 for multi-server technology for 3D applications, which is Worlds' core technology. The description of the patent is as follows…

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Worlds issued U.S. patent 6.219.045 for 3D technology


New York December 15 2007 Worlds ( (OTC: WDDD), the pioneer platform in 3D virtual communities with rich immersive simulated environments, has added Bernard Stolar, Robert Fireman and Jay Coleman to its board to drive the expansion of the company's groundbreaking vision…

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