Tuesday Must-Reads

EA, NCAA Players Reach $40 Million Settlement (via GameSpot)

“Attorneys representing student athletes who claim Electronic Arts illegally used their likenesses in the company’s popular NCAA Football, Basketball, and March Madness video games will receive nearly $1,000 per appearance in a game from EA. The settlement will amount to a total of around $40 million.”


A closer look at our top 40 IP market makers (via IAM Blog)

“In the latest issue of IAM you’ll find our inaugural market makers top 40: our ranking of the main movers and shakers in IP transactions and investment.”


Elon Musk to open up Supercharging patent designs (via Computerworld)

“By allowing other automakers to use the Supercharging technology, Musk hopes to boost EV adoption.”


Google’s evolution from IP refusenik to major patent owner continues (via IAM Blog)

“According to numbers released today by the IPO, Google was granted the tenth most US patents last year with 2,190, up 90.3% on 2012.

To put that into perspective, Google first appeared on the list in 2008 when it was granted just 58 patents putting it at 290th in the IPO’s top 300.”