Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Case No. 3:12-cv-01971-NC, Filed April 20, 2012
On December 22, 2014, this case was terminated in the Northern District of California. The jury rendered its verdict in favor of Defendant Adobe Systems, Incorporated finding no infringement. Judgment was also entered in favor of Adobe on its counterclaims for patent invalidity, finding that claims 1, 2, 4, and 13 of U.S. Patent No. 6,389,541 were invalid. Claims 32, 45, and 52 of U.S. Patent No. 6,751,670 were also found invalid.The suit was filed by Digital Reg of Texas, a subsidiary of DRM Technologies LLC against several business gaming companies including Electronic Arts Inc., Ubisoft Entertainment Inc., and Zynga Inc. Digital Reg alleged patent infringement of seven patents including the ‘541 and ‘670 patents for delivering electronic content for payment methods, storing downloaded computer games, and delivering digital content across devices. Digital Reg most recently sought royalties from EA and Adobe for the infringing patents.
All remaining claims and counterclaims were dismissed with prejudice as moot.
Plaintiff Digital Reg of Texas, LLC appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 14, 2015. On March 9, 2015, the court granted in part and denied in part Adobe’s motion for attorneys’ fees. On June 1, 2015, Defendant Adobe appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for the denial of the motion for attorneys’ fees.
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