Article 3H8NA Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion

Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion

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Cyrus Farivar
from Ars Technica on (#3H8NA)
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Enlarge / This is a screen grab from the forthcoming Clicker Heroes 2. (credit: Playsaurus)

Playsaurus, a small Los Angeles-based game studio that makes Clicker Heroes and the upcoming Clicker Heroes 2, has recently been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t pay $35,000 for a patent licensing fee to cover a patent for “electronic tokens.”

In a Thursday blog post, the CEO of Playsaurus wrote that the company that sent him the letter, GTX Corporation, is a “patent troll.” CEO Thomas Wolfley called GTX’s demands to avoid “costly litigation” over Playsaurus’ use of electronic “Rubies” in its games “meritless.”

In a brief phone interview with Ars on Friday, Wolfley told Ars that receiving the demand letter was disconcerting.

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