Konami Corp. v. Roxor Games Inc.

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Konami Corp. v. Roxor Games Inc.
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CourtUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Full case nameKonami Corporation v. Roxor Games, Inc., Mad Catz, Inc., and Redoctane
DecidedAugust 7, 2006
Docket nos.2:05-cv-00173
Citation(s)445 F. Supp. 2d 725
Court membership
Judge(s) sittingJohn D. Love
Keywords
claim construction

On May 9, 2005, video game developer Konami Corporation sued Roxor Games, developers of In the Groove, a video game similar to Konami’s pioneering Dance Dance Revolution. In the Groove could be purchased as a kit that needed to be plugged into a Dance Dance Revolution arcade machine in order to be used.

The initial complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleged patent infringement, federal trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition, trade dress infringement, and federal and state trademark dilution.[1] An amended complaint by Konami filed on July 1, 2005 increased the scope of the lawsuit to encompass the home version of In the Groove as well as adding the publishers of the home version as defendants.[2]

On August 7, 2006, the Court issued a Markman order construing the patent claims disputed by the parties.[3] The meaning of the claims adopted by the court were, almost without exception, favorable to Konami, and a settlement of the litigation was announced on October 23, 2006. As a result of the settlement, Roxor Games transferred the intellectual property rights for In the Groove to Konami.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Complaint, Konami Corp. v. Roxor Games, Inc., No. 2:05-cv-00173 (E.D. Tex.).
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2007-09-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Konami Corp. v. Roxor Games, Inc., 445 F. Supp. 2d 725 (E.D. Tex. 2006).
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2017-07-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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