SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The toy brand Mecard, which is developed with proprietary technology owned by Korean toy company Choirock Contents Factory Co., Ltd., won a complete victory in all of the global patent disputes against Spin Master, Ltd., a Canadian global toy company.
In 2018, Spin Master sued a US toy company, Mattel, Inc., in the United States, Canada, Australia, etc., alleging that Mecard toys infringed Spin Master’s “Bakugan” patents. Mattel was distributing Mecard toys in those countries through its license obtained from Choirock. But Mecard’s entrance into the global market have been obstructed by Spin Master’s lawsuits.
In March 2019, in response to Spin Master’s lawsuits, Choirock filed inter partes review petitions before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), challenging validity of Spin Master’s three US “Bakugan” patents. Spin Master alleged that Mecard infringed these three