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Supercell Loses Patent Trial (GREE v. Supercell Part III)
THE BIG PICTURE
On September 18, 2020, after a seven day trial, a jury found that Supercell infringed valid GREE patents and ordered it to pay $8,500,000. We previously discussed this case:
Part I: Should Game Companies Fear GREE?
Part II: GREE v. Supercell Continued
Of note, the jury found that Supercell failed to prove that any of the asserted claims were invalid. Additionally, the damages award was far less than the $24.6 million GREE was requesting. However, the jury found that at least some of the infringement was willful which means that the judge can impose up to 3x the awarded amount. I suspect that this won’t be the end of this case, and we’ll know within 30 days of entry of the final judgment if Supercell intends to appeal.