KHIKS’s Mattel team (Larry Iser, Kristen Spanier and Patricia Millett) have prevailed on the appeal from the dismissal by the Los Angeles Superior Court of an idea submission case brought by toy inventor Technology from Heaven (TFH). TFH claimed that Mattel had misappropriated its idea for Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll to fly by standing on a drone. In 2019, KHIKS obtained dismissal of the case in the trial court by successfully arguing that under applicable New York law, TFH’s idea lacked the novelty required to support an implied contract for Mattel to pay TFH for the idea. On February 26, 2021, the California Court of Appeal issued its Opinion affirming the dismissal. Click “Download PDF” to read the Order.