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LG Wants Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Banned in the US

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203w 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 [Register or Login to view links] contacted Eurogamer to reveal [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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."

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#32 - zlRadio - 202w ago
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What would happen if it were to go through? Would I be banned from psn??

#31 - zagan - 202w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Jes03 View Post
Well $ony are screwing everyone its about time someone screws $ony.

I hope LG wins this one and gets the PS3 banned. Then all $ony's lawsuits will be dropped as if they cant sell the PS3 in US then how can they continue the lawsuit in US?

Why would you want the PS3 not sold in the USA? It wouldn't stop any court cases as they have already started and need resolved before they were ended it'll take many years before they stop now.

Even then it wouldn't stop a court case as the PS3 is still sold around the rest of the world.

Sony could move it all to another country and just have people brought to that country anyway to be taken to court.

It's all too late for stopping now.

#30 - Kondor1 - 202w ago
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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).

#29 - severusx - 202w ago
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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.

#28 - madmax69 - 203w ago
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It's great that they think the only resolution to CFW is to change Hardware within the PS3, wonder what the response will be if Sony ask us all to send our PS3 back to get hardware mods done hahaha.


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