After supposedly canceling a new game in the franchise Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater At the beginning of the week, Activision was involved in another controversy last Tuesday (07). According to the District Court of Delaware, United States, the North American giant had violated two patents belonging to another company and is now subject to paying a million-dollar fine.

According to information from the, Technology incubator Acceleration Bay is suing Activision for $23.4 million for violating two of the company’s patents related to networking and broadcast technology.

The jurors answered two questions to reach a verdict in the case. One of them questioned whether Aceleration Bay had proven, through evidence, Activison’s infringement — while the second discussed a “fair and reasonable” amount to compensate the company for the headache.

With the answer in hand, the jury decided that Activision owes Acceleration Bay $18 million for copyright infringement World of Warcraft and US$5.4 million for another violation in two games in the franchise Call of Duty.

Activision owes Acceleration Bay US$5.4 million for violating rights in two games in the Call of Duty franchise and US$18 million for another in World of Warcraft.Fonte:  Activision

Although the case against Activision was decided in favor of Aceleration Bay, it is worth remembering that the company has also filed similar lawsuits for other patent infringements against Electronic Arts, Take-Two and Amazon Web Services.

Activision must appeal the jury’s decision

In a statement sent to Insider Gaming, Activision was not very happy with the situation, stating that the company never used the patented technologies in question in the house’s games. As a result, the North American giant must appeal the jury’s decision.

“While we are disappointed, we believe there is a solid foundation for the feature,” said the Activision spokesperson. “We never use the patented technologies in question in our games.”

Before the lawsuit, a spokesperson called the claims unfounded due to the age of the patents. “These are unfounded claims. The technology in question was invented almost 25 years ago. We have never used it in our games — nor would we,” the spokesperson concluded.

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