Friday, March 31, 2023

Epic has challenged Friday’s verdict in the Epic vs Apple case

Epic Games has filed an appeal in a higher court, requesting a judge’s ruling to be overturned and reversed in Apple vs Epic case. Apple has sued by the firm for patent violation.

The final judgement entered on September 10, 2021. And appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,” the document states. Epic provides few specifics about the legal grounds for its appeal. Although it has expected to pursue the federal antitrust claims that have previously dismissed by the court.

Epic contended that Apple had a monopoly since it forces developers to utilize its payments system for in-game purchases. The Apple vs Epic case is now in trial. However, on Friday, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers decided that Epic should pay penalties to Apple. Penalties for breaking regulations governing its in-app purchase system. While also overturning Apple’s most stringent restrictions requiring companies to direct users to other payment systems.

Undoubtedly one of the most noteworthy conclusions made by the judge was that Epic had failed to demonstrate that Apple had an exclusive monopoly in the mobile gaming sector. Which she ultimately decided to be relevant market for the company’s claims in the first place. In his ruling, Judge Rogers noted “the evidence does imply that Apple is on the verge of acquiring enormous market power, or monopolistic power, as a result of its substantial market share.” However, he added that the antitrust allegations failed in part because “[Epic] did not focus on this topic.”


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