Taser International vs Linden Lab: Lawsuit dropped!

Tateru Nino
T. Nino|05.06.09

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Taser International vs Linden Lab: Lawsuit dropped!

Quite surprisingly, according to Patent Arcade, Taser International Inc have filed to voluntarily drop their lawsuit against Linden Lab (and numerous others). It isn't often that we get to cover the end of a lawsuit -- they generally tend to drag on somewhat -- but it's possible that this might not be quite over.

Linden Lab hadn't yet filed a response to the original complaint, the suit can be dropped 'without prejudice'. That means the suit can be filed again.

Perhaps Taser International has found some far more interesting or lucrative basis for a case. It is also possible that the changes to Second Life products that now assert the primacy of the TASER trademark have satisfied the company. Or perhaps, at the end of the day, the whole effort met some unknown marketing targets. This could all be on again. Watch this space.

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