Capcom Suing Koei Tecmo for 980 Million Yen - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 26 August 2014 / 6,068 Views
Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo over patent infringement over 50 of its games for a total of 980 million yen ($9.4 million). This is according to a report on Sankei and translated by Siliconera. One of the games noted is Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends.
The patent in question was filed in 2002 by Capcom. It is about letting players in a new version of a game able to import content from an older version. This can be referring to expansion packs on discs that can used with the original disc of the game.
Capcom is also looking to acquire between 5 and 10 percent in licensing fees, as well the suspension of sales of many Koei Tecmo games.
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