news\ Feb 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Mass Effect 3 Vault maker Calibur11 slapped with injunction


Calibur11, the company responsible for the Gears of War 3 and, recently announced, Mass Effect 3 gaming vaults has been slapped with a preliminary injunction based on Berster Technologies' claims for "copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation of its technology contained in the Intensafire and Game Vault products".

The injunction actually dates all the way back to January 17th when DLA Piper secured the  preliminary injunction on behalf of its client, Chip Connect.

In short, the injunction has ordered Calibur11 to "stop using, copying, reproducing and distributing the flexboard and computer code for all versions of Intensafire, the circuit board design and computer code for MLG Game Vault, the circuit board design and computer code for Gears of War 3 Game Vault and any and all design features of the Game Vault Products provided by Chip Connect."

Of course, "all design features" also include the brand new Mass Effect 3 vault.  The injunction also calls for Calibur11 to stop "misrepresenting" that they are the developers, owners, or creators of the Chip Connect Technology.

Despite the injunction being secured back in January and mentioning specifically the Gears Vault, it still applies to the Mass Effect 3 vault which was just revealed yesterday by EA.  Chip Connect has urged all publications to refrain from publishing descriptions, evaluations, articles, and other editorial support for the Calibur11 products, including the Mass Effect 3 vault, that are "subject of this order".

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