The Magnavox Patent Lawsuits

October 1, 2016

TCWPodcast Episode 027 - Magnavox Patent Lawsuits

 

We coverthe lawsuits levied by Magnavox against other companies for patentinfringement.  There were three majorcases expanding the scope of the patent over its seventeen year lifespan.  The fascinating aspect of the lawsuits is howmany people thought they could challenge it and win.  However all of the lawsuits resolved inMagnavox's favor.  Even Nintendo had topay royalties and license fees.

 

Ralph Baer on hispatents:  http://www.ipmall.info/sites/default/files/hosted_resources/Activision_Readings/VIDEOGAME_HISTORY_Aittlematter_record_keeping.pdf

 

Early games in courtdepositions: http://allincolorforaquarter.blogspot.com/2013/08/early-unknown-computer-games-mentioned.html

 

Article on MattelCase: http://lp.huschblackwell.com/video/Manzo_FCBJ.pdf

 

The Activision case:http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/848/1244/292077/

 

Nintendo v. MagnavoxSuit: http://www.leagle.com/decision/19871553659FSupp894_11391/NINTENDO%20OF%20AMERICA%20INC.%20v.%20MAGNAVOX%20CO

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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