Supercell ordered to pay Gree $92m in lawsuit
Finnish developer Supercell has been ordered to pay Japanese agency Gree $92.2 million in damages as a part of a authorized dispute.
A federal jury in Marshall, Texas, discovered that Supercell’s video games on infringed six patents filed within the US by Gree.
Gree claimed that freemium Supercell titles corresponding to Conflict of Clans, Conflict Royale and Hay Day have all included know-how protected by the patents, as reported by Bloomberg.
In keeping with Gree’s lawyer, Supercell made round $3 billion from these video games within the US, utilizing patented options that improved the performance of the video games.
Supercell argued that the patents have been invalid, and denied utilizing any of the know-how protected by them.
The jury rejected Supercell’s claims and declared the infringement was wilful. As such, Supercell may very well be ordered to pay thrice the quantity set out by the decision.
“Supercell respects the jury system, however is in fact dissatisfied within the verdict,” the corporate stated in a press release. “Supercell plans to enchantment.”
This order follows a patent trial that happened in September 2020, by which Gree was awarded $8.5 million for related infringement. A verdict kind seen by GamesIndustry.biz on the time detailed 5 patents that protected Gree’s know-how.
Supercell additionally denied utilizing the patented know-how throughout this dispute. The corporate additionally reportedly tried to have the case dismissed final July.
A 3rd trial between the 2 corporations is scheduled to happen later this yr.