NEWS - Sunday, September 19, 2010


Konami, Harmonix Reach Agreement in Lawsuit

It looks like the old adage that time heals all wounds has proven true between Konami and Harmonix, as Bloomberg reports the two companies have agreed to dismiss "all claims and counterclaims" in a lawsuit dating back two years that revolved around alleged patent infringement with Rock Band.
Of course, a financial settlement may have had more to do with this new-found concord as the passage of time, but we’ll never know for sure -- the terms of the agreement between Konami and Harmonix weren’t disclosed. The companies announced the agreement in a federal court filing in Tyler, Texas on September 15.

The legal battle began when Konami sued Harmonix back in July of 2008, alleging Harmonix violated patents filed by Konami in 2002 and 2003 with the release of Rock Band. As many gamers may know, before Harmonix created the immensely popular Rock Band franchise (and even before they created the Guitar Hero franchise), Konami had released a number of music rhythm games like Guitar Freaks and DrumMania.

Following Konami’s lawsuit, things got even more ironic when Harmonix sued Konami in 2009, alleging patent violations of their own when Konami released a proprietary drum controller with Rock Revolution. But, again, all claims and counterclaims have been dropped, so that’s all in the past now.


Source: http://www.1up.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,598
Forum Posts: 725,800
Xbox One Titles: 1,252
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,703
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,426
Screenshots: 31,248
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 130 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 233 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 473 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 306 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 346 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 612 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 790 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 980 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 892 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1164 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1424 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 945 Views

Xbox One S Theme Hockey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 821 Views

New Fable is coming!
Post by Shadow20002
2 Replies, 1117 Views

RPG Recommendation?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 1188 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics