Ubisoft has announced bundles for Rocksmith, created via a partnership with Gibson, which will bundle Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitars with the game.
An American court has dismissed a patent infringement case bought against Activision by guitar-maker Gibson. Gibson alleged Guitar Hero’s mock guitars – modeled on Gibson guitars under license – infringed on a patent it registered in 1999 for “technology for simulating a musical performance.” “No reasonable person of ordinary skill in the relevant arts would […]
This is going to be awesome. Not content with getting extremely legal on Harmonix’s behind over alleged patent infringement over Guitar Hero, guitar-maker Gibson is now suing EA over Rock Band. EA now joins Harmonix, MTV and owner Viacom as being on the sharp end of Gibson’s legal wrath. According to Gibson, the companies have […]
So that’s what happened. According to a statement issued by Activision today, Gibson allegedly only decided to sue the Guitar Hero-maker for patent infringement after is became clear that the two parties weren’t to continue with their business relationship. Gibson-branded guitars are included in Guitar Hero packs at the moment. Obviously not for much longer. […]
Wow. And we thought they were BFFs. Not only is Gibson suing Activision over a patent related to Guitar Hero III, but it’s undeterred by the fact the publisher’s asked a court to block the action and has said, in no uncertain terms, that it intends to get mediaeval on its maggot-farming ass. Gibson, based […]