Monday, July 16, 2012, 5:17 PM

Recognicorp Files New Patent Infringement Action Against CCP Over Popular Video Game Eve Online

On July 11, 2012, Recognicorp, LLC of Round Rock, Texas ("Recognicorp") filed a complaint for patent infringement in the Northern District of Georgia against CCP hf of Reykjavik, Iceland and CCP North America, Inc. of Stone Mountain, Georgia (collectively, "CCP").  Recognicorp alleges that CCP makes, uses, imports, sells, and/or offers for sale in the United States products incorporating composite image customization that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,005,303 ("the '303 Patent"), entitled "Method and Apparatus for Encoding/Decoding Image Data."  


In particular, Recognicorp identifies Eve Online, a popular online multi-player video game, as an infringing product.  According to the complaint, the Eve Online product infringes the '303 Patent by including features such as "character creation and customization that allow the selection of a facial feature, incorporation of the facial feature into a composite image, and instructions for modifying the selected facial feature image that has been incorporated into the composite image." 

Recognicorp requests that the Court grant an injunction, award damages, and declare the case exceptional under 35 U.S.C. ยง 285.  The case has been assigned action number 1:12-cv-02410, and has been assigned to Senior Judge Robert L. Vining, Jr. 

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