Any Minecraft fans beware and get ready. Mojang is getting sued over it’s Android version of the popular game.
Markus “Notch” Persson the creator and developer of Minecraft posted the full suit online and you can check that out in full for more detail. Below is a brief summary in what’s happening.
The lawsuit has been filled by Uniloc, a Luxembourg based group that’s field of expertise is in copy protection technology. Apparently they also have a history of suing smaller companies with patents. Maybe this will hold well for Mojang or then again maybe It’ll go the same way.
Uniloc have claimed that it is the exclusive license holder for the patent ‘067, a "system and method for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data,".
It claims Mojang is infringing on this patent "by or through making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing Android based applications for use on cellular phones and/or tablet devices that require communication with a server to perform a license check to prevent the unauthorized use of said application, including, but not limited to, Mindcraft". Spelling mistake is not ours but there’s by the way.
The ever public spoken “Notch” took to the outlet of Twitter to confirm the studio will not be threatened and will fight this suit.
"Unfortunately for them, they’re suing us over a software patent. If needed, I will throw piles of money at making sure they don’t get a cent."
Uniloc as mentioned is also suing other and they include some known names in: Halfbrick, Gameloft, Square Enix, Laminar Research, and Electronic Arts.