EA, Zynga Beat Gametek Video Game Purchases Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 25, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday sided with Electronic Arts Inc., Zynga Inc. and two other video game companies, agreeing to toss a series of Gametek LLC suits accusing them of infringing its patent on in-game purchases because the patent covers an abstract idea.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg granted the defendants’ motions for judgment on the pleadings, finding that though Gametek cited several limitations in its patent claims, it had not offered any alternative to the defendants’ characterization of the abstract idea.

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Case Title

Gametek LLC v. Funzio, Inc. et al


Case Number

3:13-cv-03089

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

July 3, 2013


Case Title

Gametek LLC v. Zynga Inc.


Case Number

3:13-cv-02546

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

June 6, 2013


Case Title

Gametek, LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc.


Case Number

3:13-cv-03472

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

July 26, 2013


Case Title

Gametek LLC v. Crowdstar International Limited et al


Case Number

3:13-cv-03493

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Richard Seeborg

Date Filed

July 29, 2013

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