U.S. News | Supercell Ordered to Pay $8.5 Million for Infringing Gree’s Patents

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Japanese mobile developer, Gree has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Finnish developer, Supercell and has been awarded at least $8.5 million.

Gree reportedly claimed that the defendant’s games including Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars infringed multiple patents the Japanese firm holds in the US.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant infringed five of Gree’s patents covering a method to improve the usability of city-building games using templates to define the positions of one or more in-game contents, a server, and a method for transferring an object between two users, a control method for a touch-screen shooting game, a recording medium and server method for selecting game content to be used in an in-game battle and a server and control method for selecting character cards from a selection and using them in a battle against an enemy character.

The court jury in the Eastern District Court of Texas found Supercell guilty of infringing four of these patents.

The jury ordered the defendant to pay a lump sum of $8.5 million to cover past and future sales.

The case is now closed

GREE, INC v. SUPERCELL OY

Judge: Roy S Payne
Court: Texas Eastern District Court
Case #: 2:19-cv-00072
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause:  Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Feb 27, 2019
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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