March 12, 2008 3:10 PM PDT

Activision's 'Guitar Hero' violates patent: Gibson

Activision's 'Guitar Hero' violates patent: Gibson
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In response to charge, Activision files suit asking court to declare Gibson's patent invalid and to bar company from seeking damages.
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Software Patents
Software Patents are stupid.
Posted by advs89 (68 comments )
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What about them?
You're just going to make a blanket statement like that and not give
a reason why you think that?
Posted by Dr. B (91 comments )
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Hardware, not software
Looks to me like Gibson is claiming infringement on the hardware, not the software. In any event, it strikes me as odd for two reasons: 1) according to the article Gibson is a partner of Activision's for this product and 2) the game is most likely encouraging kids & adults to pick up real guitars, some of which might be Gibsons, and putting money in Gibson's pocket.
Posted by orphu (109 comments )
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Sue-Happy!
Just another example of the Sue-Happy American way of life.
Posted by geodude360 (10 comments )
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