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March 2014 – Scuf Gaming (“SCUF”) announces settlement of a dispute involving Scuf Gaming’s patent rights. Scuf Gaming is the exclusive U.S. licensee of Ironburg Inventions (“Ironburg”) patents covering innovations in game controller technology.

The issue – U.S. Patents No. 8,641,525 and D667,892 cover Scuf Gaming’s back paddle controls, which deliver the functionality of the front buttons to the back of the controller, creating heightened dexterity in a safe, ergonomic way.

As part of the settlement, Imagine customs has agreed to cease manufacture and sales of controllers that include the patented paddles.

“Our intellectual property is a critical component of our value and competitive edge” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of SCUF & Ironburg. “Our ability to protect inventions we have heavily invested in, enables us to continue to innovate and raise the bar for the industry, which in turn enhances the gamer’s experience.”

 

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Along with patented back paddles, Scuf Gaming controllers also feature adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

 

For more information please visit www.scufgaming.com

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Jim Maguire, Director of TCM-Gaming had this to say:  “Launching SCUF Gaming as our latest partner while our Ghosts squad are playing at the Activision Cod World Championships in Los Angeles is perfect timing. Providing our guys with the best equipment money can buy in the biggest tournament on the planet has to be a winner. We are looking forward to working closely with Scuf over the coming months. - See more at: http://www.tcm-gaming.net/articles/News/TCM-Gaming/918/TCM-Gaming-partners-with-SCUF-Gaming/#sthash.2m3ygNDg.dpuf

 

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Used by over 85% of Pro-Gamers for Shooters, the SCUF Controller is an essential professional grade gaming accessory that enables gamers to take advantage of clever features like our patented paddles, trigger mechanisms and optional extras. SCUF Controllers have become the Pro Gamers choice to aid their game play, while reducing the risk of obtaining hand injuries caused by compromising actions like CLAW Grip.

 

 

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming: “As many of you may know TCM has been one of Europe’s top Call Of Duty teams for sometime now. We have always had an unofficial affiliation with them because their players have been users of SCUF controllers since the early days of Scuf Gaming. It's great to finally solidify the partnership and openly promote together. Our focus has always been helping support players and the community so announcing this partnership at the COD Championship Finals is very apt"

 

 

ABOUT SCUF GAMING: A Company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers”. It all started in 2010 – until the SCUF was invented gamers could only use compromising techniques like CLAW to play with more of their hand. Using patented back paddles, which mimic the front buttons, Scuf Gaming made it possible to display more dexterity is a safe, ergonomic way. Scuf Gaming now has access to over 23 patents, 4 of which are granted patents – offering features such as adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF Grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF Controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, G-finity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. When we designed the SCUF, our focus was to reduce unnecessary latency in hand movement and allow experienced gamers to game for longer while using more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way. Scuf gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

 

For more information please visit www.scufgaming.com

 

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PRESS RELEASE 5th February 2014 – SCUF UTILITY PATENT ISSUED FOR CONTROLLER BACK FUNCTIONS/ PADDLES.

Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent subsidiary) is issued Gaming Controller Utility Patent; No 8,641,525 by USPTO, which relates to the activation of functions controlled on the reverse of a controller, named and referred to as Paddles by Scuf Gaming and now commonly known as such by the Gaming industry.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming/ Ironburg says; “Today is a very special day for all the SCUF Team, but especially myself and Simon Burgess who Co-Founded Scuf Gaming. We have been waiting several years for this Utility Patent to be issued and since the beginning we had the vision of Paddles becoming the de facto on a controller. We felt gamers needed to utilize more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way, using only 2 fingers and thumbs to control 20+ functions makes little sense at the top level. Prior to SCUF paddles, the middle fingers of the hand were left redundant so we thought - lets use them! SCUF Paddles can increase the use of your hand by up to 100%. By using up to 4 paddles on the underside of your controller, you are able to improve your hand movement and perform move advanced moves.

"From our humble beginnings in early 2011, we have grown from grass routes into a Company which employs over 75 people and is respected and known by core gamers all over the World. We earned a very loyal Pro Gaming user base where over 85% of the Worlds Top Console gamers use SCUF for shooter games. We have invested millions of dollars into research and development and educating the Gaming World on safe ergonomic use of the controller at the top level. It is very rewarding to now be able to further protect that investment so we can continue to grow Scuf Gaming and create more innovative products."

With over 4 patents issued and another 12 pending, Scuf Gaming/ Ironburg specialize in creating gaming accessories to help improve your gaming experience. Duncan Ironmonger continues “Our controller ethos is centered around designing accessories that increase hand use in a SAFE natural way while improving comfort and reducing latency in an intuitive and ergonomic way - we call it SCUFOLOGY! – I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL our partners, employees and customers - the people who have helped us get to where we are!”

About Scuf Gaming:
At Scuf Gaming, the primary focus for SCUF controllers are the functional features which go towards improving your game. Scuf Gaming offer many unique features which empower every gamer to personalize their controller to suit their gameplay. From paddles to trigger mechanisms to the shapes and sizes of thumbsticks, every part of a SCUF controller is about improving core performance so you can become the best gamer you can be! Scuf Gaming also offer many other accessories and products "TACTICAL GEAR FOR ELITE GAMER".
Visit www.ScufGaming.com for more information

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PRESS RELEASE: Scuf Gaming partners with Team Curse – February 5th 2014

 

Scuf Gaming is delighted to partner with Team Curse.

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Chris Blevins, Curse CoD Manager: “When it comes to professional Call of Duty the most important piece of equipment is the controller. At Curse we want to provide our players with the best possible resources, so it was an easy decision for us when we had the opportunity to partner with the best competitive controller Company in the game.”

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Used by over 85% of Pro-Gamers for Shooters, the SCUF Controller is an essential professional grade gaming accessory that enables gamers to take advantage of clever features like our patented paddles, trigger mechanisms and optional extras. SCUF Controllers have become the Pro Gamers choice to aid their game play, while reducing the risk of obtaining hand injuries caused by compromising actions like CLAW Grip.

 

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming: “Its great to be working with Team Curse who have most recently been building a strong competitive presence in the Call Of Duty (COD) scene with the addition of three Call Of Duty teams, Curse Las Vegas, Curse New York and Curse Youth. I’m sure we can expect a great 2014 season from the Curse teams and I am personally very excited to show the market what we have coming up for Next Generation SCUF Controllers!“

 

ABOUT SCUF GAMING: A Company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers”. It all started in 2010 - until the SCUF was invented gamers could only use compromising techniques like CLAW to play with more of their hand. Using patented back paddles, which mimic the front buttons, Scuf Gaming made it possible to display more dexterity is a safe, ergonomic way. Scuf Gaming now has access to over 16 patents, 4 of which are granted patents - offering features such as adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF Grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF Controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, G-finity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. When we designed the SCUF, our focus was to reduce unnecessary latency in hand movement and allow experienced gamers to game for longer while using more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way. Scuf gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

For more information please visit www.scufgaming.com
PRESS RELEASE: Scuf Gaming partners with Epsilon eSports – February 4th 2014

Epsilon eSports is delighted to partner with Scuf Gaming.

 

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ABOUT EPSILON ESPORTS: Founded in 2008 with the goal of becoming a symbol in the world of eSports, Epsilon has acquired a number of impressive results on the PC and console eSports science. With an impressive 2013 Call Of Duty season, Epsilon was recognized as a top European team finishing 2nd place at GFinity2 and 3rd place at the ESWC Finals in Paris; also a venue where their FIFA player Epsilon Vinch took the title of World Champion!

 

Samy Mazouzi, eSport Director Epsilon eSports: “We are delighted to finally be working with the number one professional controller company. Scuf Gaming not only design and build the best equipment, they are also dedicated to the Pro Gaming community. Our players simply love their equipment and we are all very happy to commence this relationship with SCUF.”

 

Used by over 85% of Pro-Gamers for Shooters, the SCUF Controller is an essential professional grade gaming accessory that enables gamers to use more of their hand is a safe and ergonomic way. The SCUF controller has clever features like back paddles, adjustable trigger mechanisms and a choice of different shaped SCUF sticks. SCUF Controllers have become the Pro Gamers choice to aid their game play, while reducing the risk of obtaining hand injuries caused by compromising actions like CLAW Grip.

 

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Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming: “This season couldn’t have got more exciting following the recent announcement of the Call of Duty Championships 2014 qualifiers; and it’s a perfect timing to welcome Epsilon into #TeamSCUF. Placing 5th at the $1m COD Championship last year, Epsilon have rewarded Europe with great results. As their objectives grow, so do their expectations - choosing SCUF controllers is further testimony to the quality we are driven to provide.”

 

ABOUT SCUF GAMING: A Company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers”. It all started in 2010 - until the SCUF was invented gamers could only use compromising techniques like CLAW to play with more of their hand. Using patented back paddles, which mimic the front buttons, Scuf Gaming made it possible to display more dexterity is a safe, ergonomic way. Scuf Gaming also offers features such as adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF Grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF Controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, G-finity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. When we designed the SCUF, our focus was to reduce unnecessary latency in hand movement and allow experienced gamers to game for longer while using more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way. Scuf gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.
For more information please visit www.scufgaming.com