Clone Wars: When Does Imitation Become Infringement?

Law360, New York (July 2, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT) -- Since the inception of the videogame age, game developers have looked to successful games for inspiration. In some cases this has resulted in the creation of subgenres of games serving the same niche markets while in other cases it has led to nearly identical games being made available by different entities. The latter situation is what led the owner of the renowned game Tetris to file suit against Xio Interactive Inc. over its game Mino. Mino is a falling block game that incorporates gameplay rules similar...
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