Gibson Settles Patent Infringement Litigation Against Makers and Retailers of "Rock Band" Game

Submitted by patentadmin on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 10:27

June 8, 2010 - Gibson Guitar Corp. has settled with Viacom Inc., Electronic Arts Inc. and retailers such as Inc., Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over the "Rock Band" video game.

Guitar-maker Gibson claimed that the music video game infringed its patent on a method of using a musical instrument to perform in a simulated concert.

According to a filing in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee in Nashville, Tennessee, the companies in the suit "reached a full settlement" and plan to seek dismissal of the case by June 14.

Gibson also settled patent infringement litigation last year with Activision Blizzard Inc. over its "Guitar Hero" game.