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Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K15 Gaming Patents Win Upheld on Appeal

Oct. 4, 2021, 7:28 PM

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s Grand Theft Auto Online, NBA 2K15, and NBA 2K16 video games don’t infringe two patents on gaming networks, the Federal Circuit affirmed.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit dismissed patent owner Acceleration Bay’s appeal of rulings based on two other patents. The appeal is moot because Acceleration Bay only challenged one of multiple independent grounds that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware articulated for granting summary judgment, the court said in a precedential opinion.

The court rejected Acceleration Bay’s argument that the appeal is still viable because a ...

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