WizKids Inc. and Wizards of the Coast have jointly announced that they have reached a settlement of the claims and counterclaims in the WizKids vs. Wizards of the Coast lawsuit.  WizKids filed the lawsuit last June (see “WizKids Sues WotC”) in response to Wizards of the Coast’s announcement of a patent on “Constructible Strategy Games” (see “WotC Announces CSG Patent”). 


As part of the settlement, which also provides for the dismissal of all claims and counterclaims, “Wizards has granted WizKids a license for the Pirates PocketModel Game to United States Patent No. 7,201,374, and all related patents that might issue.”  The rest of the settlement remains confidential, and under terms of the agreement neither WizKids nor Wizards of the Coast can comment further on the agreement.