- Associated Press - Monday, September 13, 2010

HARRISBURG, PA. (AP) - The Hershey Co. is asking a federal judge to decide whether its iPhone application to make virtual chocolate milk violates another company’s copyright.

The Pennsylvania chocolate maker has filed a federal complaint asking for a judgment in its legal dispute with Las Vegas-based software developer Hottrix LLC.

The two companies are battling over their respective iPhone apps which both involve making virtual chocolate milk. A Hottrix lawyer says the company expects to soon file an answer to Hershey’s complaint, along with counterclaims.

Hershey says its app is much different, including its use of a red and white straw to “drain” milk from the phone screen.