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In an interesting development in the ongoing dispute between Harmonix and Konami over the hammer-on technology in the Rock Band/Guitar Hero games, they have filed a JOINT motion to stay proceedings:

Date # Docket Text
1/27/2010 57 Joint MOTION to Stay Proceedings by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc..(McConchie, Scott) (Entered: 01/27/2010)

Could a settlement be in the works?

This is only one of two cases between the parties, and the other case is proceeding full steam ahead, with pleading just having been finished with respect to a Summary Judgment motion:

Date # Docket Text
1/26/2010 239 ORDER Setting Hearing on Motion 213 MOTION to Strike Defendants' Supplemental Invalidity Contentions and Preclude the Assertion of Invalidity Defenses Not Properly Disclosed Therein. Motion Hearing set for 2/17/2010 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge John D. Love. Dispositive Motions due by 2/26/2010 with Responses due March 15, 2010. Signed by Magistrate Judge John D. Love on 1/26/2010. (gsg) (Entered: 01/26/2010)
1/25/2010 238 SUR-REPLY to Reply to Response to Motion re 218 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment for Indefiniteness filed by Konami Digital Entertainment Co, Ltd., Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.. (Edelman, Michael) (Entered: 01/25/2010)

So it's difficult to say what the reason is for the Stay Proceedings motion, but it is interesting nonetheless. That's it for now. Stay tuned...
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