Guitar Hero Sues Gibson over Patent

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This one's a little like watching cousins sue each other in court, but Gibson Guitar Inc has told Activision Inc that its wildly popular Guitar Hero video games infringes one of their 1999 patents which deals with simulating a musical performance. And no, Gibson didn't patent air-guitar. Last week, Activision filed a lawsuit, asking a U.S. court to find the claim invalid and bar Gibson from seeking any damages.


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birdonthebeach

birdonthebeach

Full Audioholic
I have filed my Les Paul wii controller into the shape of a Strat in protest....
 
Clint DeBoer

Clint DeBoer

Banned
Is there a word that combines aspects of incest and masochism? Cause that's what this feels like to me. Let's license your guitar for use with our game... and then you can issue a letter seeking compensation for a patent violation... and then we can be forced to sue you.

Are we having fun yet?
 
j_garcia

j_garcia

Audioholic Jedi
It does seem odd that they would grant permission on one aspect and then sue them on another, after the fact.

Gibson is one of my company's customers.
 
stratman

stratman

Audioholic Ninja
Gibson isn't what it use to be. Neither is Fender.
 

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