Sega, EA Dodge 'Sonic' Comic Artist's IP Suit, For Now

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 4:37 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday ruled that an artist whose comic books featured Sonic the Hedgehog could not sue Sega of America Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. for copyright infringement until a New York court resolved a dispute over who owns the copyrights.

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II granted the video game makers' motion to dismiss Kenneth W. Penders II's lawsuit accusing them of stealing ideas for a new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series from franchise-based comic books that he produced...
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Case Information

Case Title

Kenneth W Penders IIv. Sega of America Inc et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



Otis D. Wright, II

Date Filed

October 3, 2011

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