Game Controller Co. Seeks $6.5M Fee In 'Scorched Earth' Row

By Dave Simpson (August 3, 2021, 9:50 PM EDT) -- Valve should pay $6.5 million in attorney fees after a jury levied a $4 million infringement verdict against it, Ironburg Inventions argued in Washington federal court, alleging the video game-maker engaged in "scorched earth tactics" both in the present litigation and through U.S. Patent and Trademark Office challenges.

Ironburg Inventions Ltd. argued Monday that Valve Corp. spent six years trying to stave off the conclusion that a lay jury reached "in a matter of hours" in February: that Valve infringed Ironburg's patent covering rear-side buttons of a controller, U.S. Patent No. 8,641,525.

"Valve ignored the obvious and inevitable conclusion that its...

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