Blizzard Can't Beat Networking Patent Infringement Suit

By Dave Simpson (January 19, 2022, 10:54 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge denied a summary judgment bid from incoming Microsoft subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment Inc. on Wednesday, rejecting its attempt to escape a suit accusing it of infringing a networking patent.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel adopted a magistrate judge's December recommendation to deny Blizzard's attempt to beat the suit from Via Vadis LLC and AC Technologies SA, and to deny most of the plaintiffs' bid for summary judgment, as well.

Judge Yeakel did grant Via Vadis and AC Technologies summary judgment on one issue — finding as a matter of law that a particular asserted claim within the patent...

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