Will Pokemon Go Be Stopped By Patent Courts? – Forbes

No.

The headline is misleading–patent courts can’t stop this game. Nintendo/Niantic could potentially be slowed by a future patent infringement lawsuit, but the article discusses the patented tech underlying Pokemon Go and how recent case law makes challenges to Niantic’s patents easier. There will be imitators even if those patents remain valid. Like any game, the value is in the branding, features, user base, and replayability–all forms of IP that are well executed here.

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