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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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 08:19:
Did no one think to argue that the patent should not even be valid as varying placement of buttons is pretty "obvious"?
They weren't arguing what's obvious or the validity of the patent.
The argument was if the patent had been infringed, in this case it had.

As for what a highly reimbursed team of lawyers thought to argue about, I'm sure they covered their bases for this particular lawsuit.
If the next blurb we see says Valve fired its legal team than I'll stand corrected.
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