Palladium Books was dealt an incredible blow today as a Michigan judge dismissed the lawsuit against Trion Worlds. Palladium argued that Trion's new MMO, "Rift: Planes of Telera," infringed on its trademark on Rifts for use in video games.
Here is the final portion of the decision:
For the reasons stated above, the Court grants Trion’s motion to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) for lack of personal jurisdiction. In addition, the Court denies Palladium’s request for expedited discovery. Finally, Palladium’s motion for a preliminary injunction is denied for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Thanks to Trask at livingdice.com for breaking the story. If you're looking for all of the facts, documents, and background, that's the place to go. Tell him I sent you and he'll give you a cookie.