Foundation Targets Online Gaming Patent

Law360, New York (February 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Continuing its campaign to weed out what it sees as unnecessary software patents, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has challenged an online gaming patent that allegedly has been used to pressure small businesses to fork over licensing fees.

EFF, a San Francisco-based digital rights advocacy group, filed a bid for re-examination on Thursday of the gaming patent issued to Sheldon F. Goldberg with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The foundation alleges that the technology covered by the patent was used extensively by other online gaming firms...
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