Guitar Hero Sellers Ask To Lift Gibson Patent Stay

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Viacom International Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and a number of other companies have asked a judge to lift a stay on Gibson Guitar Corp.'s patent enforcement action over the “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero” series of video games so that they may seek a summary judgment of noninfringement.

Game maker Harmonix Music Systems Inc., Viacom, Wal-Mart, Target Corp., KMart Corp. and several other major retailers filed their motion to lift the stay in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on Friday....
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