Updated Fri, Aug 10, 2012 by Martuk
The report also notes that the former employees were convicted in a Korean court of stealing trade secrets from NCsoft in 2009 and that the convictions have been “mostly upheld” in appellate courts.
The suit alleges that TERA makes use of NCsoft trade secrets that include “documents, source code, artwork and know-how related to the development on Lineage 3, and copyrighted works, including concept art created for Lineage 3.”
NCsoft is seeking damages and an injunction against the release of TERA in western market, which is currently scheduled to launch on May 1st in NA. Will this suit spell trouble for TERA? Stay tuned and we’ll update you when we learn more.