Durie Tangri Scores Patent Infringement Win in McRo

November 15, 2018

Durie Tangri scored a complete victory for its clients Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard in a patent infringement case relating to techniques for automated lip synchronization in video game animation.  This week, the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted our clients’ motions for summary judgment of non-infringement of all asserted claims for all accused games and granted summary judgment that all asserted claim are invalid for lack of enablement.  The plaintiff in the case had asserted the patents against a large group of video game developers and publishers.  Durie Tangri briefed and argued the motions for summary judgment for all remaining defendants.  The Durie Tangri team included Sonal N. Mehta, Eugene Novikov, Catherine Kim, and Tim Horgan-Kobelski.  The case is McRO, Inc. v. Namco Bandai Games America, Inc., CV 12-10322-GW(FFMx) (C.D. Cal.) (lead case).  Read the order here.