Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit

Law.com has the results of the patent infringement lawsuit over the Steam Controller mentioned last week (thanks VGC). Word is the jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff, and Valve is on the hook to pay them $4 million:
The number is on the low end of the damages range sought by Ironburg Inventions, but jurors also found Valve Corp.'s infringement was willful, raising the possibility of enhancements. Valve had argued there was no infringement.

The intellectual property holding company for video came controller maker SCUF Gaming has won a $4 million verdict in the nation’s first all-virtual patent infringement jury trial.
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I got googled by Agent.X7 in the other thread, apparently SCUF makes expensive as hell gamepads.

They look pretty good, but are up around $200 for all the options added. I'm not sure how good their actual business is, but their legal team is killing it: SCUF has now won against Microsoft and Valve.

Valve can pay $4 million out of petty cash without even feeling it, but I feel like they have to challenge the ruling.
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