Zynga Tries To Kick 'FarmVille' Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Social network game developer Zynga Inc. is seeking to quash fellow game company SocialApps LLC's trade secrets and copyright suit over Zynga's "FarmVille" game, alleging its rival brought the suit in the wrong venue and that the case lacks a basis in fact.

The dispute centers on San Francisco-based Zynga’s "FarmVille," which is one of the most popular games on Facebook, is played on Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad, and has over 80 million users worldwide, according to the company. The complaint accuses Zynga of using...
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