Computer Card Games Patented

By Deane Barker on February 4, 2004

Computer Solitaire Patented: Patently Ridiculous: Someone apparently patented the concept of a computer card game in 1996…and now they’re suing all sorts of people, including makers of Pretty Good Solitaire. They’re not taking it sitting down.

Over the last few days more information is coming to light. First, this thing is extremely widespread. Based on the number of companies and people who have contacted me about letters that they have received, and the various different claims made by Goldberg, it appears that these letters may well have gone out to hundreds of different companies for all sorts of varied claims. Anyone with any kind of online game or a card game or online scoring or ladder system seems to have been targeted.