SteelSeries Shoos Away Mouse Troll, but Patent Squeaks By
- February 10, 2016
After nearly two years of litigation, SteelSeries has won a judgment of non-infringement in a case brought by Better Mouse Company, LLC (2:14-cv-00198). The Texas-based NPE had accused the Danish gaming hardware manufacturer of infringing a single patent (7,532,200) generally related to a computer mouse with a switch that changes the mouse’s sensitivity/resolution. However, while SteelSeries was also able to obtain an award of costs, it did not manage to convince a Texas jury that the ‘200 patent was invalid as anticipated by prior art. Rather, the jury did not reach the invalidity issue at all, handing down a verdict only on the issue of infringement.