As a result of his recent post on Seyfarth’s Trade Secrets Law Blog about the Zynga/Farmville suit, Scott Schaefers was contacted by LexBlog to participate in a Skype interview about the case. In the lawsuit, which was filed in June 2011 in an Oakland federal court, plaintiff SocialApps claims that Zynga (the operator of Facebook’s popular application, Farmville) engaged them in potential acquisition talks, looked at the code for their virtual farming game, myFarm, during “due diligence” and then turned around and made Farmville just a few months later. The case involved seven claims for copyright infringement, statutory trade secrets theft, breach of contract, breach of “implied contract,” breach of confidence, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and “unjust enrichment.”
Scott’s Skype interview was published last week on The LexBlog Network website. The LexBlog Network is the largest professional blog network in the world.