EA, Sega, Others Dodge Patent Suits Over Animation Tech

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2013, 3:26 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday threw out 11 patent infringement lawsuits against Electronic Arts Inc., Sega of America Inc. and other video game companies, ruling that computer graphics company McRO Inc. failed to give defendants fair notice of which of its animated facial expression patents were allegedly infringed.

In a seven-page decision, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu ruled that the Santa Monica, Calif.-based McRO Inc., which does business as Planet Blue, engaged in “threadbare recitations” of the elements of a cause of action for...
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Case Title

McRO Inc v. Insomniac Games Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10340

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 3, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Treyarch Corporation


Case Number

2:12-cv-10342

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Visceral Games


Case Number

2:12-cv-10344

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10322

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Konami Digital Entertainment Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10323

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Sega of America Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10327

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Electronic Arts Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10329

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Disney Interactive Studios Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10333

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Capcom USA Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10337

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Square Enix Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10338

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012


Case Title

McRO Inc v. Neversoft Entertainment Inc


Case Number

2:12-cv-10341

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

George H. Wu

Date Filed

December 4, 2012

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