From the patent:
(21)Application number : 2011-131223 (71)Applicant : SEGA CORP
(22)Date of filing : 13.06.2011 (72)Inventor : TSUTSUMI ATSUSHI
(54) IMAGE PROCESSOR AND METHOD THEREOF
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To smoothly control the movement of a character by a simple operation.
SOLUTION: When carrying out one-two pass from one character 50 to the other character 52, single or double operation is carried out to the other character 52 on a touch panel 22. When the character 50 is drug-operated and moved thereafter, a ball is automatically passed back from the ally character 52 to the character 50 after the ball is moved to the ally character 52.
Clearly a violation here.
I mean, Sega OWNS touch-screen controls and automatic passing.
Looks similar to FIFA on the Wii U.
Go on Sega, take on EA...