Zyngalogo 13 Sep

Zynga has settled its lawsuit against former Cityville general manager Alan Patmore over the alleged theft of trade secrets, Tech Crunch reports.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Patmore apologized in a statement released today. “I accept responsibility for making a serious mistake by copying and taking Zynga confidential information when I resigned from Zynga,” the statement reads, in part. “I understand the consequences of my actions and I sincerely apologize to Zynga and my former colleagues.”

The suit was filed in October of last year and it accused Patmore of copying more that 760 files containing “confidential game designs from teams around the company” to his Dropbox account on his last day before becoming vice president of rival online game maker Kixeye.

The two companies issued a joint statement yesterday: “Zynga Inc. and KIXEYE Inc. have reached a mutually agreeable settlement of their litigation involving Alan Patmore in San Francisco Superior Court.”

(via Joystiq)