Redmond (BNN) -- Microsoft (MSFT) has announced a 54 million dollar lawsuit against Tamagotchi maker, Bandai.
Microsoft is claiming that the Tamagotchi (the Japanese electronic pet that's all the rage with kids) is an infringement of its intellectual copyright.
Microsoft spokesperson, Erik Loregard stated "Software that needs constant, even hourly, attention, or else it dies? Sounds like Windows to me. This is clearly an infringement on our technology".
The Bandai company spokesperson refused to comment on the suit.