An American author who claims that Ubisoft stole ideas for Assassin’s Creed from a book he wrote has settled one lawsuit and dropped the other.

American author John L. Beiswenger claimed that Ubisoft got its idea for devices that allow characters to relive memories through the eyes of their ancestors from his 2002 book, Link.

He also sued website GameTrailers, which he said was making money by hosting numerous Assassin's Creed videos.

Beiswenger dropped proceedings against Ubisoft after settling with GameTrailers out of court.

By dismissing the charges against Ubisoft without prejudice, Beiswenger retains the right to return to court at a later date.

"My client's decision to exercise his right to voluntarily dismiss the action, without prejudice, in no way diminishes his stalwart conviction in the merit of his claims against Ubisoft. He is unwavering in his belief that many key components of the Assassin's Creed video game franchise infringe on many key components of his novel, Link," said his legal representative, Kelley Clements Keller.

Beiswenger said he was choosing to focus his financial resources on some unrelated business matters for the time being.