LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas toy company has filed a lawsuit alleging toy maker MGA Entertainment stole its idea for a tiny robotic bug.
Innovation First Inc. filed the suit in Hunt County, Texas last week over its Hexbug Nano toy.
The lawsuit alleges that MGA copied Innovation First and marketed a copycat called “Legend of Nara Battling Bugs.”
The Greenville, Texas company is seeking damages and MGA’s profits from selling its version of the thumb-sized insect robots, plus interest.
MGA is also in a legal battle with toy giant Mattel over who owns the popular Bratz doll line.
A California appeals court overturned a $100 million reward for Mattel in that case.
It will be retried in January.
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