Epic Games has filed an enchantment to a Friday’s ruling in its lawsuit towards Apple, calling on the next court docket to reexamine the case and overturn the choose’s ruling.
“Notice is hereby given that Epic Games, Inc…. appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from the final Judgment entered on September 10, 2021,” the doc reads. Few particulars are given concerning the authorized foundation for Epic’s enchantment, however it’s more likely to proceed to press on the federal antitrust allegations dismissed by the court docket.
At trial, Epic argued Apple had a monopoly due to the way it requires builders to make use of its funds system for in-game purchases. But Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers dominated Friday that Epic ought to pay damages to Apple for violating guidelines round its in-app buying system, whereas undoing Apple’s most restrictive guidelines on steering prospects to alternate fee programs.
Most notably, the choose discovered that Epic did not make the case for Apple as a monopoly within the cell gaming market, which she finally discovered was the related marketplace for the corporate’s claims. “The evidence does suggest that Apple is near the precipice of substantial market power, or monopoly power, with its considerable market share,” Judge Rogers wrote — however stated the antitrust claims failed partly “because [Epic] did not focus on this topic.”