Inazuma Eleven does not violate Sega's patents. As a result of examining these discrepancies, we've concluded that there is no patent violation. While Inazuma Eleven does not violate Sega's patent, we do recognize that Sega's lawsuit could restrict choices in gaming from here on out as well as hindering the growth of the game industry." - Level-5 statement
So much for any Level-5/SEGA collaborations in the future. I really can't wrap my head around why SEGA has gone after this case now, after so many games/years.