Texas Jury Clears 'FarmVille' Maker In Patent Case

Law360, Los Angeles (November 19, 2013, 6:44 PM EST) -- A Texas federal jury on Tuesday handed online social gaming company Zynga Inc. a complete win in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by a patent-licensing company, finding Zynga did not infringe either of the plaintiff's patents.

Texas-based Personalized Media Communications LLC had claimed that many of Zynga's popular online games, including "FarmVille," "Mafia Wars" and "Words With Friends," infringed patented technology that controls various aspects of the games' operating functions. But following a trial before U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap that began Nov. 15 and concluded Tuesday, a...
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