Gibson Can't Resist, Sues Another Video Game For Infringement, Despite Being Smacked Down By Court Last Time
from the remember-last-time dept
Following that ruling, Gibson quickly "settled" the lawsuit. But, apparently it was just itching to try again. Via Mike Wokasch, we learn that Gibson has sued again, over the same patent, this time targeting 745 LLC, the makers of the game "PowerGig: Rise of the SixString." Now, at least this game is a little bit closer to what Gibson had claimed in the patent. PowerGig is basically a really weak Guitar Hero clone, with the big difference being that the device is actually a real guitar. Still, it seems like a huge stretch to claim that then makes the patent apply. The judge was pretty clear last time that no reasonable person would interpret the patent to cover interactive video games, but apparently Gibson is hoping whoever hears the case this time is not, in fact, a reasonable person.