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Epic Wins Lengthy Legal Battle Against Silicon Knights
A tweet from Mark Rein confirms the five year legal battle between Epic Games and Silicon Knights has been decided.
Case over. Jury finds for Epic on all counts.
In 2007 Silicon Knights took Epic to court over their claimed lack of support and a broken Unreal Engine 3. Furthermore they stated that they'd done so much work on it that they were calling it their own engine. The case got quite ugly in the public and Epic Games ended up filing a counter-suit of their own, stating breach of contract, copyright infringement, and misappropriated trade secrets. Recently, after Silicon Knights failed to provide a legitimate breakdown of their financial harm, the judge set their damage limit at $1 per claim.
Epic Games has been awarded $4.45 million in damages and is also eligible to file paperwork and seek compensation for legal fees.