Valve Ordered to Pay 4 Million USD in Damages to Corsair over Steam Controller Patent Infringement
Valve has recently been requested to shell out 4 million USD in damages just after they knowingly infringed on patents owned by Ironburg Inventions with the Steam Controller rear grip button design. Ironburg Inventions is the IP-holding arm of controller maker SCUF who was acquired by Corsair in late 2019. Valve was warned by Ironburg Innovations in 2014 that their Steam Controller infringed on their patent relating to rear-facet manage surfaces. Valve disregarded the warning and went on to develop 1.6 million models before discontinuing the system in 2019. The Jury awarded Ironburg Innovations 4 million USD in damages and observed that Valve willfully infringed on Ironberg’s patents which opens them up to even more litigation. Corsair has published a assertion on the situation which can be identified below.