In the beginning of June, Patent Arcade reported that Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. and Viacom Inc. were close to settlement in the Harmonix v. Konami case (one of two Harmonix/Konami cases). At that time, it was unclear whether the progress toward settlement in the Harmonix v. Konami case would affect sister case Konami v. Harmonix. It appears now that the two sides have reached an agreement in Konami v. Harmonix and filed a Motion to Dismiss in the Eastern District of Texas on September 15, 2010. The following day Harmonix filed a motion to dismiss a similar and concurrent case in Massachusetts.
The Motion to Dismiss indicates that:
Pursuant to the terms of a separate agreement, Plaintiffs Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (“Plaintiffs”) and Defendants Harmonix Music Systems Inc., MTV Networks Co., Viacom International Inc. and Viacom Inc. (“Defendants”), have agreed to settle, release, adjust and compromise all claims and counterclaims in the above-captioned action. The parties, therefore, move this Court under Rule 41(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to dismiss the above-entitled cause and all claims by Plaintiffs against Defendants and all claims by Defendants against Plaintiffs made therein with prejudice.
Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.