The Associated Press reports that Hasbro Inc. has now dropped the lawsuit
it launched earlier this year
against Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla, the creators of Scrabulous
, a Scrabble
clone that found a sizable following on Facebook. We previously discussed Scrabulous' return to Facebook
under a different name, as well as the "official" Scrabble client
, which was not exactly well received. Hasbro's IP rights to the game are limited to North America, and the AP story adds: "Mattel, which owns the rights to Scrabble outside of North America, filed a lawsuit against the brothers in India claiming violations of intellectual property. It was not immediately clear what the status of that lawsuit is."