A History of Video Game Patents in 5 Famous Examples

Sherveen Uduwana is an independent game developer based in Riverside, California. His background in IP Law comes from his years as TA for USC’s Advanced Games program, where he would collaborate with USC’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, and assist in setting up the annual IP Rights lecture for the class.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7a99a/a-history-of-video-game-patents-in-5-famous-examples

The patent system is one of the best examples of how capitalism restricts and stifles innovation rather than encouraging it.