Gaikai faces 'patent infringement' lawsuit

T5 Labs switches legal pursuit from OnLive to Sony's new company

Cloud gaming firm Gaikai has been issued lawsuit papers which allege the company "has committed and continues to commit acts of infringement".


The complaint was filed on October 5th by the relatively unknown communications technology firm T5 Labs.

It was generally considered a matter of time before T5 Labs launched a legal complaint. In February, the company alleged that it had secured a cloud gaming patent that pre-dated that of rival gaming firm, OnLive.

OnLive has since buckled under its own debts while Gaikai was bought by Sony in a deal worth $380 million.

T5 Labs has not explained why it has shifted its focus from OnLive and to Gaikai.

The company alleges that Gaikai is infringing on certain cloud technology patents.