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Hearing date set for Worlds Inc. vs. Activision Blizzard patent suit

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"We deserve fair compensation for their use." Thom Kidrin, Worlds Inc. CEO

A hearing date and schedule have been established for the Worlds Inc. vs. Activision Blizzard case.

A hearing date and schedule have been established for the Worlds Inc. vs. Activision Blizzard case, reports Yahoo Finance. The hearing will take place on June 27th, 2013.

The lawsuit, which was filed on March 30th, alleges patent infringement against Activision's Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. Worlds Inc. claims Activision owes compensation for using "a system and method for enabling users to interact in a virtual space."

In an interview with GamesIndustry International, Worlds Inc. CEO Thom Kidrin said, "While we are pleased to see that the gaming industry and its rapidly growing customer base have enthusiastically embraced our patented technologies, we deserve fair compensation for their use."

During the hearing, the judge will issue a ruling concerning the language and interpretation of the patent. According to Yahoo, these hearings are critical in a patent lawsuit, as they define property rights for Worlds' technology.