148w ago - Korean company LG wants Sony's PlayStation 3 and Bravia televisions banned in the US for what it claims are patent infringements relating to Blu-ray playback.
To quote from EuroGamer: "The Foss Patents blog contacted Eurogamer to reveal documents filed with the US International Trade Commission in Washington relating to the complaint. mThe ITC has the power to block imports of products that violate US patents.
LG claims Sony is infringing four of its patents in a complaint that broadly relates to "certain electronic devices having a Blu-Ray Disc player and components thereof", but the PlayStation 3 (Model No. CECH-2501A) is the only Sony product to be specifically named in the main document of the complaint.
A Bloomberg reports suggests LG's claims are revenge for cases brought against it by Sony in December. Sony claims the Seoul-based company is infringing seven of its patents relating to LG phones. Sony has also filed a civil lawsuit against LG Blu-ray players.
LG and Sony are the world's second- and third-largest TV makers, trailing Samsung."
Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!
Sony has already done what they set out to do. tie up all the ps3 homebrew devs, change keys in 3.56 since all the keys weren't out. This keeps them from developing/hacking 3.56. They will keep postponing and postponing court cases to cause the devs to still be scared (hence no further development) patch everything to eventually go to 90% cloud for game saves/any multiplayer content. require online updates instead of cd/usb updates(to eliminate hacks completely... and eventually off-line playing for those without internet hooked up to it, so those too have to be hooked up).
This will not result in anything other than a cross-licensing agreement. This is how corporate patent disputes work. Company A sues Company B over alleged patent infringement. Company B revues its patent portfolio and counter sues Company A. Many billable hours later, both companies agree to a settlement to share said patents and their lawyers laugh all the way to the bank.