Given all the patent wars that are going on right now, you would think Rovio’s lawyers would be swooping in like angry birds (sorry, could not resist!) onto an Angry Birds theme park in China, claiming that they are infringing on intellectual property, so on and so forth. Oddly enough it seems that Rovio has no intention on suing, but instead are open to partnership.
Now I’m sure most of you guys are aware of Rovio’s wildly popular smartphone game, Angry Birds. For those who are unfamiliar, it’s a game where you catapult birds into structures with pigs living in them in an attempt to bring it all down before you run out of birds. Originally created on iOS, it has made its way onto a variety of platforms such as Android, Windows Phone 7 and is also available as a browser game for Google Chrome.
According to a spokeswoman for Rovio China, “we would welcome a partnership, but Rovio would need to give them permission to use the Angry Birds game.” This was after an employee at the theme park claimed that Rovio had given them permission to use the Angry Birds brand for a part of their park. Considering all the various patent infringement lawsuits we’ve come across, we’re glad that there are companies out there who are attempting to solve their issues in a more amicable manner.
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