Video Game Co.'s Award Doubled To Over $9M In IP Battle

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 5:37 PM EST) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Wednesday more than doubled a $4.5 million jury award Epic Games Inc. won against another video game developer, finding Silicon Knights Inc. deliberately copied code from Epic's game engine and then initiated "a prolonged coverup."

Ruling on several post-trial motions, U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III added $4.7 million to Epic's recovery from a case that began in 2007 when Silicon Knights alleged it had breached a licensing agreement for its Unreal Engine 3 game engine. A jury in May rejected Silicon Knights' claims and awarded Epic damages on its counterclaims for breach of...

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