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Gibson, Activision End 'Guitar Hero' Dispute

Law360 (April 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two months after a judge ruled that Activision Publishing Inc.'s “Guitar Hero” series of video games does not infringe a patent held by Gibson Guitar Corp. for a virtual reality music system, the companies have settled the remaining nonpatent claims in the suit.

Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the suit on Friday, after Gibson and Activision notified the court of a settlement earlier that day. The settlement covers the few remaining claims in the case,...
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