If patent holders want to exclude others from using their invention, then they need to keep an eye on the marketplace to spot infringers.
Because the metaverse opens up a new virtual and potentially endless space where infringement can occur, "virtual patent infringement" may be the next domain for enforcement. This post shakes free of the real world to dive into the metaverse and its potential for building virtual machines and algorithms that could, in theory, infringe patent rights. Before we get there, we should define the metaverse and discuss computing's history with virtualization. Read more