Thanks for posting this. It looks like it's about "Gibson's ES Body Design." Does that mean the exact body style?
Yes, I am sure that is what it's about - there are a number of companies now that produce guitars that are very close in look and style to Gibson ES-33x, which is just begging for a lawsuit.
That will never happen because Gibson left it way, way too late to Patent the design.
If it went to Court they would lose. Of course their Attorney's would tell them they will win because they are chasing FEES but they'll lose.
Better yet. I wish he would either get over himself, or sell the company...or, at least what's left of the guitar part of it, to someone who actually cares about...well, GUITARS!Regardless of what anyone says about HJ, there's one thing he's successful at, and I mean 100% of the time, in that he never fails to come across as anything but a total d-bag asshole. Good luck enforcing that IP.
Run along and focus on your "consumer electronics" and let the Memphis guys take over guitar operations.
Let's face it, we're a dying breed us guitar players. Sure some youngsters pick up the guitar but most will likely go for laptops and apps.