'Minecraft' Game Developer Sued For Patent Infringement

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Uniloc Luxembourg SA on Friday sued Swedish independent video game developer Mojang AB, the creator of the popular game "Minecraft," in Texas federal court, alleging that it infringed a Uniloc patent covering data security technology.

Uniloc and its American patent licensee, Uniloc USA Inc., said in the complaint that Mojang violated the technology protected by U.S. Patent Number 6,857,067. The '067 patent covers a method and system for "preventing unauthorized access to electronic data," according to the complaint, and Mojang's "Minecraft" can be downloaded as an...
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