Patent Week: A Retrospective


imageWhy are patents important? They tell a story you’re not going to immediately hear from company until months or years later. Maybe never. Not all patents will be used, that’s a given. A patent represents a concept or idea a company believes could be important in their future.


Next week thousands of video game developers will congregate in San Francisco for GDC to discuss the future of games. I thought it would be neat to highlight possible futures pre-conference and came up with an idea for an unofficial patent week as an experiment.


I hope you enjoyed a glimpse behind the iron doors of various research and development departments. If you did and want to see more things like this here post a comment or send us a tweet.


Here’s a recap of Pre-GDC 2009 Patent Week:


Sony Computer Entertainment
LED wand / ring controller
Robot accessory


Namco Bandai
Motion controlled RPG battle system


Square Enix
Puzzle RPG battle system


Motion controlled edutainment software

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