February 16, 2010 |

Intellectual Property

Our client (a public company in South Korea) created and operates a world-wide online software game. Their market is under attack from pirates who have unauthorized copies of the server software and who offer their own implementation of our client’s game. We developed a litigation strategy which culminated in a suit in the U.S. District Court, in California, against an individual and his websites in Poland. The suit was served by formal service under the Hague convention. Our client was pleased because, on the day the suit was served (translated to Polish), the infringing websites elected to cease operation. We are now working with the client to obtain relief in that first suit and to file against other pirates in other countries.