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Gibson, Activision settle 'Guitar Hero' suit

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2009 20:51 User comments (1)

Gibson, Activision settle 'Guitar Hero' suit Activision, the publisher of the popular Guitar Hero franchise has settled out of court with instrument manufacturer Gibson, which had sued the publisher over patent infringement claims.
The settlement was reached last week and a California judge has dismissed all of Activision's claims and Gibson's counterclaims.

Gibson sued the publisher last year saying that the Guitar Hero peripherals violated its "System and method for generating and controlling a simulated musical concert experience" patent.

Gibson's claims were thrown out last month and Activision immediately countersued the company for a declaratory judgment that would say Gibson's patent was invalid and that the franchise did not violate it.

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125.4.2009 5:28

And the winner is....

...The Lawyers

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