Saturday, October 25, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google's Pichai to Become Head of Product at Google: report
Internet Explorer 11 Toolkit Allows Enterprise Admins "Spy" On Their Employees
FCC Says Airwave Auction To Delay Until 2016
HP Broadens Moonshot Portfolio With Intel-powered Models
Microsoft To Keep Nokia Brand For Low-end Smartphones
LG Introduces Its First Octa-Core Application Processor
Cloud and Surface 3 Drive Microsoft's Revenue
Micron Urges Investors To Reject TRC Capital's Unsolicited Tender Offer
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > Games > Sony Ap...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Sony Appeals in US Row Over PlayStation Patents


Sony said it would appeal a US court ruling that found the Japanese giant infringed on a small US firm's patent over its hot-selling PlayStation, whose next-generation version is out this year.

A US District Court threw out last week Sony's appeal of a costly 2005 ruling that said the conglomerate illegally used technology of game machine developer Immersion.

"But we still believe that we have not infringed on Immersion's patents," said a spokeswoman for Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), Sony's video game unit.

"We have already appealed to a US Court of Appeals and procedures there are under way," the spokeswoman said Tuesday, adding that it had no immediate plans for an out-of-court settlement with the US firm.

Immersion, based in California's Silicon Valley, accused Sony of stealing the technology for the PlayStation "Dual Shock" controller, which produces vibrations to simulate action in games.

In March last year, Sony was ordered to pay 90 million dollars in damages to Immersion and halt sales of blockbuster PlayStation consoles in the United States.

The ban on sales was stayed pending the appeal.

The timing of the case is worrisome for Sony, whose next-generation PlayStation 3 is also equipped with the technology scheduled for release later this year.

Sony is considering delaying the launch of the PlayStation 3 from spring until autumn to the delay in setting specifications of Blu-ray, a new DVD technology battling Toshiba-backed HD DVD to be the standard bearer.

The United States is a key market and PlayStation is a key product as Sony seeks to get back on track as the once iconic company is displaced by its rivals.


Previous
Next
Google Takes On US Gonvernment in Court        All News        Sony's New Voice Recorders
It's Official: Sony PlayStation 3 Available End of Year     Games News      New Animation Technology

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony To Release Android Lollipop To Its Entire Xperia Xperia Z Series
New Sony Headphones, Portable Headphone DAC/Amplifier and Headphone Cables Support Hi-Resolution Audio
Sony Xperia Z3 Coming To The US
PlayStation TV Coming October 14th
Sony Develops SmartEyeglass, Launches SDK
Sony To Offer Unity For PlayStation To PlayStation Licensed Developers
Sony Slashes Guidance Due To Poor Smartphone Sales
Sony Smart EyeGlass Prototype Appears At IFA
New Sony Camera Shoots In The Dark
Sony Unveils New Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact And More at IFA
Sony PSN Back Online
Sony Offers New Smart Tennis Sensor

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .