Jury Finds Electronic Arts Owes Original Madden Football Programmer Millions in Royalties

On Tuesday, July 23rd, after days of deliberation, a jury in the Northern District of California decided against Electronic Arts (“EA”) finding that it owes the original programmer of the Madden NFL Football games, Robin Antonick, millions of dollars in unpaid royalties. Antonick filed suit in 2011 alleging breach of contract and fraud. The complaint

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Activison Defeats NovaLogic Over Use of "Delta Force" Trademarks in "Call of Duty 3"

Use is sometimes “fair” is cases of love, war and war videogames.  Last year, NovaLogic sued fellow videogame maker Activision Blizzard, among others, for trademark infringement and other claims after it used “Delta Force” in its popular “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” game. Although NovaLogic owns a trademark in the name, “Delta Force” originated

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Former Rutger’s Quarterback Lawsuit over Unauthorized Likeness Used in Videogame Back in Play

Back in 2009, Ryan Hart, a former Rutgers football player, threw the yellow penalty flag and commenced a lawsuit in New Jersey against Electronic Arts (EA), the company behind many popular sports-related videogames. The suit was based on alleged violations of Hart’s right of publicity, specifically, misappropriation of his biographical information and likeness. The district

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