US based FigureFun has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division against Lego’s subsidiary Lego Systems.
FigureFun is alleging that Lego has infringed two of its patents. The contentious patents at the centre of the lawsuit are US patent number 7,001,276 titled “Gaming machine and server therefor”, and US patent number 7,338,337 titled “Token with built-in IC chip”.
The lawsuit states that Lego’s Lego Dimensions product has infringes their Gaming machine and server therefor patent. Further this product infringes the Token with built-in IC chip patent as the characters in the game include a “token for a gaming machine on which a player plays a game by controlling the character”.
FigureFun are seeking damages, royalties, interest, costs, expenses, legal fees, a jury trial and any further relief or equity that the court may deem as just and proper.