Patent Compliance Group v. Activision Publishing
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Case No.: 10-cv-00288; filed February 12, 2010.
Patent Compliance Group (“PCG”) originally filed a qui tam action against Activision for using false marks on its titles Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, DJ Hero and Guitar Hero Smash Hits claiming the games were “patented or patent pending”. This case was dismissed without prejudice on June 1, 2010, before Activision filed an answer or motion for summary judgment. The issue is now moot in view of recent law changes barring this type of lawsuit.