Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter 'Moments'To Highlight Best Tweets
Hololens, New Lumia Smartphones, Band, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Shined At Microsoft's Windows 10 Devices Event
Sharp Showcases Ultra HD Blu-ray Recorder, 8K TV at CEATEC 2015
EU Court Says EU-US Data Transfer Pact Is Invalid
New Roku 4 Streaming Player Supports 4K Resolution
Sharp Showcases RoboHon Mobile Robot At Ceatec
Skyworks to Buy PMC-Sierra for $2 Billion in Cash
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 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.

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 Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
New Sony Software Upgrade, Rolls For Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua
Sony Brings Hi-Res Audio to the Car
Sony Adds Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Still Image Capture for New α Cameras
Sony Launches The Ultra-sensitive a7S II Full-frame Camera
New Sony Bravia X9000C 4K TV Is Extremely Thin
Sony Unveils Its New Products at IFA 2015
Sony Launches Remote-speaker Hybrid
Sony to Offer Drone Services
Sony introduces next generation SmartBand 2
Sony's Midrange Xperia C5 Ultra and M5 Smartphones Come With Strong Cameras
Sony Profit Rises Following Demand For Mobile Cameras

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .