I don't know how I missed this. I was just searching blues for star control news since I was wondering if anything happened.
Glad to hear it was all resolved.
Stardock dropped all its alien name and character trademarks and all parties have dropped their oppositions to each other’s trademarks.
Both sides recognize each other’s copyrights and will not challenge them in the future.
We were able to come to a very specific understanding on the alien characters and races — how they look and act. Stardock is dropping all trademark registration of the alien names and won't use the described aliens without permission from Paul & Fred.
Well that looks an awful lot like what Brad was saying he wanted to do prior to all this crap.