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App creator says IHOP parent stole his 'Pancake Pile' game idea
App creator says IHOP parent stole his 'Pancake Pile' game idea

The creator of a pancake-catching game app says IHOP's parent company stole his idea and put a similar game on the chain's website. Michael Levinson sued DineEquity Inc. this week, accusing the IHOP franchiser of creating its own version of his "Pancake Pile" app after first negotiating to put his game on its website. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accused DineEquity of violating an "implied contract" with Levinson to use his "Pancake Pile" game. DineEquity spokesman Craig Hoffman declined to comment, saying the company does not publicly discuss pending litigation. "Pancake Pile" is available for 99 cents...

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