Blizzard Wants to Patent 'Overwatch's' Play of the Game

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The Patent System is already Abused .. it is turning from protecting people ideas into stopping people from innovation which is really wrong.

Imagine Patenting the whole First Person Shooter idea ? no one should be granted patents on wide use Ideas AT ALL.

 

almarcy

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Patents are simply another absurd farce that lawyers sell to their victims, er, clients.
Our great President has lawyers, for a time. I avoid them. I am old and know nothing ;)
 

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Would be hard for them to win though especially with games like TF2 or older ones that have had these in place for a decade or so.

Damn TF2 is 10 years old......
 

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This is so pathetic. They should patent their brains... oh wait. Blizzard already went full retard when they patented "Cataclysm" for their WOW expansion and because of that creators of Homeworld Cataclysm had to change name to Homeworld Emergency...

The whole patent law is cesspool of idiocies, unlimited patents extended to end of world and one day later, companies buying out patents just to do patent trolling and espionage, everything that instead of protecting intellectual rights only hurts development, innovation and creativity.
 
Software should only be allowed to have copyrights not patents. The patent office understands this with books they need to get it into there head code is just a bunch of words in a foreign language to them. A copyright would protect the copy pasting/reuse of the code.
 
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