This case is still ongoing and has since been transferred from the Eastern District of Texas to the Northern District of California as of April 20, 2012. Digital Reg’s claims against AVG Technologies regarding U.S. Patent No. 6,389,541 have been dismissed with prejudice as have AVG’s counterclaims. Valve Corporation has also had all claims of infringement and counterclaims dismissed with prejudice as of May 23, 2013.
The most recent developments in the case regard discovery disputes between Digital Reg and Adobe as well as EA. Digital Reg is seeking royalties for the infringed patents, and requests EA’s financial information regarding their Origin platform for distributing online games. EA maintains that Origin is a free-to-use platform, and since EA’s computer games are not allegedly infringing, the financial information regarding Origin would have only marginal relevance.
The case has also been docketed for trial beginning on January 13, 2014, with jury selection to take place on January 6, 2014. We will continue to monitor this case and provide updates regarding any major developments.