New PATENTED Pokemon TCG using current cards...

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by Planteon, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. Planteon

    Planteon New Member

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  2. djcati

    djcati New Member

    They could sue Konami for YGO...

    Very good, like a twist in the plot... Muahaha...
  3. UncleBob

    UncleBob New Member

  4. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member

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  5. ilc

    ilc New Member

    I don't get it, what is going on?
  6. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Can someone please sum this up? This is way too long and confusing. (I will never get into law)
  7. ukpokemonpro

    ukpokemonpro New Member

    To me it seems the MTG patent is similar but not the same as the Pokemon one therefore it looks unlikely that WotC will use the patent against Nintendo and PUI
  8. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member

    exactly so OrangeSoda.

    You can patent new ideas even if they build upon older ideas.

    [just a detail ;) but I don't think that this game uses the current pokemon cards]
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  9. Silver Chaos

    Silver Chaos New Member

    I just burnt many brain cells reading that stuff, can someone translate it to stupid?
  10. killa_project

    killa_project New Member

    All that reading hurt my head :confused:
  11. pokeprofRaymond

    pokeprofRaymond New Member

    I have the similar interpertation as yours. I scanned the patents and read the important one specially the difference of the plays of Pokemon and MtG. :)
  12. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member

    The Garfield patent covers the concept of a trading card game... Its a very broad patent.

    Other patents are for specific varients of a tcg, mechanics, win states etc.

    So almost any tcg will need to pay royalties to WotC for use of the idea of a tcg. but equally Wotc are not able to use features from pokemon that are not covered in the origianl garfield patent.
  13. Gym Leader Blaine

    Gym Leader Blaine <a href="

    That would make sence just since MTG was the first TCG out there.
  14. ukpokemonpro

    ukpokemonpro New Member

    Unfortunately for WotC though games have been played with collectable cards for many a year B4 MtG was born.

    I remember playing with Cigarette Cards footballers and battleships... I expect in the US it was Baseball and Bubblegum cards?

    There surely has to be a new element for the patent to be truely workable?
  15. NoPoke

    NoPoke New Member

    yep 'prior art' can invalidate any patent
  16. League Leader Terry

    League Leader Terry New Member

    Well, it might be a simple matter of WotC being the first ones to actually try to patent the idea of CCGs. When you think about it, the idea of having cards that people can collect and play with doesn't sound like something that one person can own, so people who did it before probably just didn't try to patent the idea.
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