Cases & Deals

Mattel subsidiary wins dismissal of unfair competition suit involving children's computer game

Client(s) Mattel, Inc.

Jones Day successfully defended Radica Enterprises Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., in a highly-contentious misappropriation and unfair competition case filed by the alleged inventor of a highly successful children's toy sold by Mattel, U.B. Funkeys. In the course of the litigation, the Jones Day team discovered that the plaintiff had fabricated evidence in an effort to prove its claims against Radica. Radica threatened to file a motion seeking death penalty sanctions. Plaintiff promptly agreed to a full release of all of its claims against Radica and a dismissal of all claims with prejudice without any payment by Radica to plaintiff.

Infinite Machines, LLC v. Radica Enterprises Ltd., et al., Civil Action No. 3:08-cv-810-K (N.D. Texas 2008)