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LG Wants Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Banned in the US

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201w 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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#27 - elser1 - 201w ago
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there are so many idiots in the world.. unfortunately many of them have jobs that affect people like you and me...

#26 - misfit119 - 201w ago
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Considering that EA and other game companies have started up the whole "online pass" thing and GameStop hasn't started to blacklist them I think we can safely assume that GameStop isn't going to do much of anything but try to come up with a new scheme to continue making money. Or fold early so that the executives can roll around in their money and lay off all those employees.

#25 - jokr2k10 - 201w ago
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Sony don't need LG to screw them in PS3 sales, they are doing it themselves! ESPECIALLY if they go thru with the Serial Keys on disks! That means GameStop will not be able to sell used games and that's what their primary function is, pre-played games and systems! Even though GameStop sells new games, but so does every other electronic store! I am sure GameStop will stop carrying PS3 PERIOD if this Serial Keys crap actually comes in play I know I would!

#24 - misfit119 - 201w ago
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Wait, maybe I missed something. The lawsuits that Sony brought against LG were, as best as I understood, due to LG copying some of Sony's technology for their phones. But this, what the heck were they waiting for? The PS3 has been out for years and they didn't say anything.

If Sony had done this, which sounds like a huge issue going on then why wouldn't they have come out earlier to cry about it? It just seems really suspicious especially since Blu-Ray has been out for awhile now. If they're just trying to sue Sony to get revenge for Sony's lawsuits then they're just wasting everyones time and Sony likely has more money than LG does.

#23 - Merlena - 201w ago
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Sony is digging their own hole. Soon they won't be available to climb up.

Bought out the HD-DVD market, bought out half of the Blu-ray market due to the Playstation 3; now that they're *trying* to completely lock the Playstation 3 making it unplayable and functional, they have to do something. I guess they will have to open up a few stitches on the Playstation 3 if you ask me.


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