09452356 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 215 patents.

A system and method for providing virtual items to users of an online game operated in a virtual space. Multiple users may participate in affiliations or alliances of discrete groups of users in an online game and may access the online game through client computing platforms associated with the users. The affiliations may have affiliation game units associated with affiliations which provide a benefit to the members of the online game. Affiliation members may cumulatively obtain affiliation game units and/or upgrade affiliation game units by providing one or more virtual items. Upgrading affiliation game units may require the cooperation of multiple members of the affiliation.

Title
System and method for providing virtual items to users of a virtual space
Application Number
14/320493
Publication Number
9452356 (B1)
Application Date
June 30, 2014
Publication Date
September 27, 2016
Inventor
Kevin Chanthasiriphan
San Francisco
CA, US
Christopher Yu
San Francisco
CA, US
Albert Wei
San Francisco
CA, US
David McNeill
San Francisco
CA, US
John Kim
San Francisco
CA, US
Bryan Tsao
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Assignee
KABAM
CA, US
IPC
A63F 13/30
A63F 13/00
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