New NPE Sues Electronic Arts, Facebook, Zynga, and 15 Others
GameTek [NPE] filed five separate suits against 6Waves, Backflip Studios, Big Viking Games, Buffalo Studios, CIE Games, Crowdstar Network, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Funzio, Gameview Studios, Ijji Games, NHN, Playforge, Red Duck, RockYou, TheBroth, Wooga, and Zynga, alleging that the defendants’ video games infringe a patent related to buying and selling game objects with virtual currency. These are the first patent infringement suits initiated by GameTek. The patent-in-suit was assigned to GameTek by Theados in December 2011. 2/28, Southern District of California, 3:2012cv00499; 3:2012cv00500; 3:2012cv00501; 3:2012cv00502; 3:2012cv00503.