Gaming®, innovator and creator of the high-performance
gaming controller market, has expanded its global patent portfolio to 62
granted patents and a further 53 additional pending applications,
through its patent subsidiary Ironburg Inventions.
One such SCUF innovation is highlighted in the recently granted United
States Patent No. 10,188,940, covering a mechanism within the controller
case for manual adjustment of trigger range of motion, which had been
filed several years before.
SCUF is well known for re-inventing the way gamers use a controller, and
has over 100 patents protecting its innovation across four key areas of
Back Control Functions – paddles (P1, P2, P3, P4) accessed using your
Trigger Control Area – ability to fine tune your triggers for
Thumbstick Control Area – ways to change out your thumbstick sizes and
- Side Action buttons (S1, S2) – removable side activation points
“It’s amazing to see how the controller market has evolved since we
first invented back control functions 9 years ago,” said Duncan
Ironmonger, CEO and Co-Founder of Scuf Gaming. “At the time, the middle
fingers of the hands went completely unused. It seemed logical to create
back paddles to mimic the front buttons, so that the thumbs could reside
on thumbsticks. In 2011, only a few hundred people used our features.
Today, most core gamers would agree that you can’t play modern games
without SCUF features.”
In 2015, Scuf Gaming licensed
its IP to Microsoft to create the Xbox Elite controller and in 2018,
Scuf Gaming licensed parts of its IP to Collective Minds. Scuf Gaming
continues to invest millions of dollars into research and development
and actively defends its intellectual property to protect its assets and
many employees worldwide.
For more information on Scuf Gaming’s intellectual property, please
About Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming, innovator and creator of high-performance gaming
controllers, provides superior accessories and customized gaming
controllers for console and PC that are used by top professional gamers
as well as casual gamers. Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer
a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand
use and improve gameplay. SCUF controller features are covered by 62
granted patents, and another 53 pending, focusing on four key areas of a
controller: the back control functions and handles, the trigger control
mechanisms, the thumbstick control area and the side-mounted
configurable SaxTM button placements.