Microsoft has been charged with patent infringement by Infernal Technologies and Terminal Reality, that are fitted with recently filed a lawsuit against the company.
GamesIndustry reports that Infernal Technologies and Terminal Reality accuse Microsoft of owning infringed patent 6,362,822 and 7,061,488 related to graphical lighting and shadowing methods.
Terminal Reality created volume of video gaming, including Nocturne, Bloodrayne, Ghostbusters: Flick Game, Kinect Rope, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, and a lot more. Terminal Reality also created a computer game graphics engine, referred to as the “Infernal Engine,” applied to most of Terminal Reality’s games. Together with while using “Infernal Engine” to use own games, Terminal Reality successfully licensed the “Infernal Engine” along with other. On June 3, 2014, Terminal Reality granted Infernal Technology an exclusive license with a volume of patents, such as Asserted Patents as defined below, and also the exclusive directly to enforce same.
According on the filing, Microsoft has released several titles such as Halo 5, the Crackdown series, multiple Forza titles, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Sea of Thieves which infringe Patents 6,362,822 and seven,061,488. Terminal Reality and Infernal Technologies mention that Microsoft was informed about the character from the Patents since as a minimum 2005. Additionally, a patent filing by Microsoft, using the disclosure of Patent ‘488 and ‘822, was submit but was eventually rejected.
More information about the challenge can be found here.