LeapFrog's patent lawsuit against
over their Fisher-Price line of PowerTouch talking books was dismissed by a Delaware court today. LeapFrog
cried foul in October 2003, noting the similarities of
Fisher-Price's edutainment titles to their own successful line, but the judge didn't see it that way. Both parties
seemed amicable after the trial, with Mattel stating they have deep respect of intellectual property rights, since they
do have a few of their own. LeapFrog head Tom Kalinske merely stated the obvious: “Technology-based patent
litigation is very complex and challenging. Nonetheless, we will continue to defend our intellectual property rights in
the future.” Couldn't have said it better ourselves.