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Sony Providing Refunds to Settle Misleading PS Vita Ads FTC Charges

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4w ago - Today the FTC announced that Sony Computer Entertainment America will provide consumer refunds to settle FTC charges over misleading ads for their PlayStation Vita gaming console for those who bought a PS Vita before June 1, 2012.

Below is the Press Release, as follows: Sony Computer Entertainment America To Provide Consumer Refunds To Settle FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

FTC Also Charges Los Angeles Ad Agency with Promoting Console through Deceptive Twitter Endorsements

Note: A conference call for media with FTC Western Region Director Tom Dahdouh will occur as follows:

Date: November 25, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET; 10:00 a.m. PT
Call-in: U.S.: (800) 230-1085; confirmation number 345384

Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Director Dahdouh and FTC staff will be available to take questions from the media about the case.

Sony Computer Entertainment America ( “Sony” ) has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers with false advertising claims about the “game changing” technological features of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console during its U.S. launch campaign in late 2011 and early...
 

Sony and LG Settle Blu-ray Patent Dispute via Cross-Licensing Deal

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175w ago - Quite some time ago we reported that Korean company LG wanted Sony's PlayStation 3 and Bravia televisions banned in the US for patent infringements relating to Blu-ray playback.

Today Reuters (linked above) reports that both Sony and LG have finally settled their bitter Blu-ray patent dispute through a cross-licensing deal.

To quote: "LG Electronics and Sony said on Thursday that they have resolved patent disputes between the two firms spanning smartphones, TVs and Blu-ray technology, with LG adding that they have signed a cross-licensing deal.

LG and Sony recently agreed to drop patent infringement lawsuits against each other," a spokeswoman at South Korea's LG Electronics said. Sony confirmed this, but declined to comment further.

Sony had filed a complaint against LG with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to block LG from shipping its Rumor Touch and several other smartphones to the United States.

LG also told the...
 
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