2022 forecast: the year of the UPC?
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As the videogame industry has emerged as the most-profitable entertainment medium, it is now more important than ever for IP professionals to be clued into the zeitgeist.
2021 was a notable year for litigation in the market and following the resolution of one of the highest-profile antitrust cases in recent years in Epic Games v Apple, there are more emerging cases and trends that are worth keeping an eye on in 2022.
These issues range from pre-release patent infringement claims to the potential wave of litigation over the rights granted by Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs), which could see much of its early case law defined in the videogames industry.
World IP Review sat down with Ryan Meyer, Of Counsel at Dorsey & Whitney, to find out what cases IP lawyers should look out for in 2022, NFTs in games, and the fallout of Nintendo’s purge of pirate sites.
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