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|
|Nature of Suit:||Patent|
|Case Filed:||Feb 27, 2019|