News: Sega Sues Level-5 Over Touchscreen Patents

Seeking $11 million in damages.

By Pierre Bienaimé. Posted 12/11/2012 18:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Many will recognize Level-5 as the developers of Professor Layton, Dragon Quest VIII, and White Knight Chronicles. But Sega’s litigious action here concerns the Inazuma Eleven series, based on a popular anime and manga series about soccer.

Sega’s claim is that the games infringe on two patents. What that entails is unclear, though the in-game mechanic of moving characters with the touchscreen seems to be at the center of the legal action.

In addition to $11 million in damages, Sega is seeking to force the cessation of all eight games in the Inazuma Eleven series.

Source: Kotaku

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