IP and videogames: trends to watch in 2022


Alex Baldwin

IP and videogames: trends to watch in 2022

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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.

Video games, Epic Games, Apple, litigation, antitrust, NFT, trademark, US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, patent infringement, copyright