Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, today filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Reworks Oy infringes a Glu patent relating to systems and methods for providing competitive scene completion in a mobile gaming application—a core feature of Glu’s widely-popular Design Home mobile game.
Design Home is a free-to-play mobile game that brings design dreams to life with a social and competitive twist. Players have the opportunity to decorate living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and outdoor spaces with thousands of furniture and home décor items from today’s leading brands in a visually stunning 3D experience.
Glu owns all rights and IP associated with Design Home as a result of its acquisition of Crowdstar in 2016. Glu has invested substantial resources in Design Home, which has enabled the game to captivate a global audience of highly creative players who have downloaded Design Home more than 90 million times. The game recently surpassed a half billion dollars in lifetime bookings, demonstrating its leadership in the mobile casual games space.
The lawsuit alleges that Reworks’ Redecor mobile game infringes at least one claim of U.S. Patent No. 10,504,297. Glu is pursuing a judgment finding that Reworks has infringed Glu’s patent and seeks injunctive relief, as well as monetary damages for past and ongoing infringement.
"Glu is not a litigious company but given this clear patent infringement by Reworks, we have a responsibility to file this lawsuit—we must protect the value of our innovation and intellectual property," said Glu Vice President and General Counsel, Scott Leichtner.