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Epic Games Wins Lawsuit Against Silicon Knights

by Jim Reilly on May 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Epic Games announced it has won the on-going lawsuit between it and Silicon Knights and was awarded $4.45 million.

Silicon Knights first filed a lawsuit against Epic Games in 2007 over the licensing of the Unreal Engine 3 engine for Too Human. Silicon Knights claimed the game engine they received was faulty and accused Epic of using licensee fees to develop the first Gears of War title while not improving the Unreal Engine.

The jury rejected Silicon Knights' claim and found in Epic's favor on all of its counterclaims, namely that Silicon Knights "breached the license agreement, misappropriated Epic's trade secrets, and infringed Epic's copyrights in the Unreal Engine 3 code."

"We are delighted with the jury's verdict and all of the hard work done by the Hunton & Williams legal team," said Jay Andrews, Epic's General Counsel.

Epic has 30 days to file a request to the court for reimbursement of attorneys' fees and costs.