Gibson Sues Guitar Hero

Posted March 12th, 2008 by admin | 4 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Reuters) – Gibson Guitar Inc has told Activision Inc that its wildly popular “Guitar Hero” video games infringe one of Gibson’s patents, and Activision has asked a U.S. court to find the claim invalid.

Gibson said the games, in which players press buttons on a guitar-shaped controller in time with notes on a TV screen, violates a 1999 patent for technology to simulate a musical performance.

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4 Responses to Gibson Sues Guitar Hero

  1. That’s a nasty story! I think they have seen that there are money involved and they want a piece of the pie.

  2. Sionann says:

    This seems completely ridiculous. After three years of working with Activision on the Guitar Hero game Gibson NOW realizes that it infringes on one of their patents. Give me a break! 😛

  3. I love guitar hero game. i like 3 and 1 but 2 is not as good as 3 and 1 cuz theyre good. and ya like they should sue them. they shouldnt haveinfringed copyright.

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