In September, game developer Epic Games filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court, demanding that Apple’s App Store resume the popular game fortress night and reopen its IOS and Mac OS development accounts. Apple then filed a counterclaim and sought punitive damages, hoping to prevent epic’s unfair business practices. According to FOSS patents, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, a district court judge for the Northern District of California, approved epic’s motion to adjudicate Apple’s counterclaim based on infringement, and ultimately rejected other counterclaims except for breach of contract, according to FOSS patents. To defend its claim, apple said in October: “simply put, epic’s behavior is stealing Apple’s money. Theft is a kind of criminal act, and “conversion” can be equated with theft in civil law. The victim of theft has always had the right to sue for conversion and take his property back from the thief, no matter what technical means the conversion is. And if epic bypasses IAP and transfers funds, including apple revenues and commissions, to epic’s warehouse, then the conversion claim can – and has been – properly filed. “. In today’s zoom meeting, judge Gonzales Rogers said Apple failed to prove that epic had any independent wrongdoing other than breach of contract, according to the report. The iPhone maker noted that despite the termination of epic’s developer account in August, epic continued to generate revenue from in app purchases. Apple’s argument failed to sway Gonzalez Rogers, who approved epic’s motion. < / P > < p > epic is engaged in an antitrust battle with apple over app store policies such as developer fees and strict rules prohibiting third-party markets. The game developer triggered the storm by implementing another in app payment option for the popular fortrite, bypassing the app store’s Commission mechanism and flouting Apple’s developer agreement. Global Tech

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