Inazuma Eleven 3DS

Level-5 responds to Sega's lawsuit over Inazuma Eleven

Points out its soccer series started before the patent, plus touch screen controls are "very basic."

Level-5 has responded to Sega's recently filed patent infringement lawsuit, claiming the Professor Layton publisher stole its touchscreen mechanics for its football series Inazuma Eleven. Sega is currently seeking 900 million (6.8 million) in damages as well as the removal of all eight Inazuma Eleven games from the market.