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Sega suing level 5 for patent infringement,seeking 900mil yen in damages

#1thenoobdestroyePosted 12/11/2012 3:23:33 AM
http://www.gamechup.com/sega-sues-level-5-for-patent-infringement-seeking-900-million-yen-in-damages/

Sega...wtf.
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#2kupo1705Posted 12/11/2012 3:25:27 AM
What is Sega doing lately?
#3Brocken_JrPosted 12/11/2012 3:25:35 AM
is sonic their lawyer?
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#4Sephivengeance9Posted 12/11/2012 3:29:50 AM
I was unaware companies could patent things based on features offered by the hardware they're developing for. And from what was said in that little snippet of information it's like one company trying to sue another over having the "jump" command mapped to the "X" button. =/
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#5mogar002Posted 12/11/2012 3:31:02 AM
Sega is desperate for cash because of all the flops they release.
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#6doraemonllh1989Posted 12/11/2012 3:31:36 AM
haha die DIE LEVEL 5 DIE DIEEEEE

AHAHAHAHAHHAAA
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#7gjc2007Posted 12/11/2012 3:36:58 AM
Sega....you've been a pretty kick ass publisher this gen.

But I've gotta call bull**** on this one. There is no way they win this.
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#8SophisticationPosted 12/11/2012 3:37:41 AM
Guess we can kiss Dark cloud 2 g'bye... unless Sony wants to hand it over to a developer with more money. Level 5 is broke as hell...
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#9kel25Posted 12/11/2012 3:37:53 AM
This is bad news. Level 5 is a small company and this could put them out of business or severely hurt the company. They are one of the few companies left that I actually enjoy.

According to the article they are suing because...

“A mechanism to manipulate the characters by touching the screen with your finger or pen.” Sega is claiming that “two patents acquired by the company has been compromised”.

So why isn't Sega suing every single smart phone game and a large number of DS, 3DS, and Vita game developers?
#10OtakuGameraPosted 12/11/2012 3:40:45 AM
i love sega, but this is seriously petty.
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