MGA Told To Pay $2M In Legal Fees In Board Game IP Case

By Ryan Davis (February 26, 2014, 3:28 PM EST) -- A magistrate judge recommended Monday that toy maker MGA Entertainment Inc., which was found to willfully infringe Innovention Toys LLC's board game patent, pay $2 million to cover Innovention's legal fees because it engaged in misconduct during the case.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Alma Chasez said that the award of fees, which would be added to the $4.7 million in damages that MGA already owes, was appropriate since the trial judge found that the company had "resorted to particularly aggressive tactics" in the case over competing board games involving lasers.

"The court believes such an award will serve to compensate [Innovention] and...

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