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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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#17 - Alucard - 203w ago
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they know that's never going to happen maybe they will take out of production the model in question, or there's going to be a settlement!

#16 - blazeking - 203w ago
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LG is just doing this to remind Sony of something: they can be sued as well and picking on the little people they way they are, is just too much. It's sad that Sony had to go as far as collecting information about anybody who so much as watched any Youtube vid about jailbreaking. Why not use those very same resources (and money) to fix their system?

How long did it take them to try to patch anything; the right way? They very well could have found a way to let OtherOS exist after all of this time.

#15 - condorstrike - 203w ago
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All my appliances are LG... I mean all, and I love them all...

I actually like this whole story because it's a wake up call to $ony and the rest of the companies that think that they can just flaunt money around and everyone will do their bidding, hopefully LG makes a nice case that even if they fail it will still legitimize their claim of $ony's corrupt and unacceptable behavior caused by their own egotistical self proclaimed superiority over the small/defense-less individuals or entities.

Hopefully It all trickles down the justice system, and alerts the judge/s in charge of the scene's defendants of $ony's instability and dirty practices, eg: removal of owned content as they did with otherOS and helps the guys cases.

Another story of David and Goliath, let's see if David can find a rock strong enough to knock Goliath down.

#14 - hunterrr - 203w ago
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LG knows they won't "ban" the sales of PS3's. I mean its Sony for crying out loud. They are getting a point across that what they're doing to the people they are suing is WRONG and just pointing out how much of a crap legal system we have here. It's sad all you need is money to win a case. If any of the 7 people getting sued where all worth more than Sony then they would be winning the case. Wheres the Justice?

#13 - PSPSwampy - 203w ago
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I see comments which appear to be on Sony's side here. Personally i have no bias, but wouldn't it be sweet to see SONY in court over THEIR "hacking" (well ok Patent infringement) for a change!

Don't really care who wins - just think it's funny after all the... sony have been dishing out recently!


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