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LG Wants Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Banned in the US


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185w 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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pig098's Avatar
#7 - pig098 - 185w ago
I highly doubt that LG will accomplish such a feat like this. and why now?
naw. they are just bluffing. they prob want a settlement with Sony.

For, Sony infringing copy rights, i have no idea if it is true.

techdude2010's Avatar
#6 - techdude2010 - 185w ago
I like LG! I have a kewl LG tv...wait... i also have a Sony tv...(i have 3 PS3's).

WOOOT???? My kids have a Samsung tv too... arghhhh forget it Gendor23...

techdude2010

Chivafighter's Avatar
#5 - Chivafighter - 185w ago
I highly doubt that LG will accomplish such a feat like this. and why now?

Gendor23's Avatar
#4 - Gendor23 - 185w ago
Haha, LG, you're hilarious.

Cevapi's Avatar
#3 - Cevapi - 185w ago
This should be fun

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