Konami, Harmonix IP Scrap Stays Put: Judge

Law360, New York (March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rival video game developers Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd. and Harmonix Music Systems Inc. will continue to battle one another on their own turf, as a federal judge has refused to transfer Konami’s infringement action to the court where Harmonix is suing Konami over patents for the controllers used in its “Rock Band” game.

The disputes over competing rock 'n' roll video games remain apart, with Magistrate Judge John D. Love of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday refusing Harmonix’s...
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