Federal Circuit Upholds District Court Ruling in Video Game Software Patent Dispute

    On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California decision in the matter of McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc., in which the district court ruled that Bandai Namco Games America had not infringed upon McRo’s patented video game technologies.

    The patent in dispute relates to a video game “method for automatically animating lip synchronization and facial expression of three-dimensional characters.”

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