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FTC Approves Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Federal Trade Commission has approved Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus, Reuters reports.

Facebook first announced the deal to acquire Oculus last month. The agreement will see Facebook pay $400 million in cash, along with 23.1 million in shares for a total of about $2 billion. “Mobile…

24 Apr 1:44 AM 0 Read More...

'Candy Crush' Maker King Resolves Trademark Disputes

Candy Crush Saga maker King has resolved its trademark disputes with the developers of The Banner Saga and CandySwipe, according to announcements on both of their websites.

“I am happy to announce that I have amicably resolved my dispute with King over my CandySwipe trademark and that I am withdrawing…

18 Apr 1:49 AM 0 Read More...

3D Realms Responds To Gearbox 'Duke Nukem' Lawsuit

3D Realms and owner Interceptor Entertainment have responded to Gearbox’s recent lawsuit which alleges trademark and copyright infringement as well as breach of contract against the two companies’ use of the Duke Nukem intellectual property.

“On March 17, 2014, 3D Realms filed its answer to the complaint by Gearbox…

27 Mar 12:50 AM 0 Read More...

Ubisoft's 'Watch Dogs' Trademark Reinstated

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs trademark has been reinstated by the United States Patent and Trademark Office following the fraudulent attempt made by an unknown party earlier this week to abandon the trademark on the company’s behalf.

“An unknown party who lacked authority executed the purported abandonment of the application…

05 Feb 9:59 PM 0 Read More...

RI Senate Approves 38 Studios Settlements Bill

According to the Associated Press, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously approved a bill this week that encourages out-of-court settlements in the 38 Studios lawsuit.

Governor Lincoln Chafee’s office introduced a new bill earlier this month to encourage out-of-court settlements to resolve the $75 million debt…

31 Jan 11:09 PM 0 Read More...

King's Trademark Claim Blocks 'Banner Saga' Sequel

Stoic, developer of The Banner Saga, has revealed that it cannot develop a sequel due to King blocking its rights to the series’ title.

“We won’t make a viking saga without the word Saga, and we don’t appreciate anyone telling us we can’t,” Stoic said. “King.com…

23 Jan 12:58 AM 0 Read More...

38 Studios Lawsuit Bill Encourages Settlement

The Rhode Island General Assembly introduced a new bill on Wednesday “at the request” of Governer Lincoln Chafee’s administration, which would resolve the $75 million debt caused by a loan given to 38 Studios.

The bill addresses “court-approved settlements,” stating that “a person, corporation, or other entity who…

10 Jan 1:15 AM 0 Read More...

EA Being Sued Over 'Battlefield 4' Bugs

San Diego-based law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP is pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Electronic Arts for allegedly making several misleading statements to investors during Battlefield 4′s development.

The suit is filed on behalf of all who purchased EA common stock between July 24th and…

19 Dec 1:03 AM 0 Read More...