LG Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Sony In Europe, PS3s Banned For At Least 10 Days

Posted By | On 01st, Mar. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Oh dear, oh dear.

Remember how Sony sued LG over their phone technology early last year? Yeah, me neither.

Anyway, that’s not the point. The point is, that that suit pissed LG off so much that they responded with their own intellectual property infringement suit, stating that Sony had stolen LG’s high definition encoding technology, that, among others, is used in Bravia TVs and Playstation 3 consoles.

In Europe, LG has won the preliminary injunction, and European customs officials will henceforth seize and confiscate all inbound PS3 shipments for at least ten days. At this point, LG has the option of applying for an extension of this ban. Meanwhile, Sony can appeal the ruling.

LG is trying to win a similar injunction against Sony in the United States.

This seriously doesn’t bode well for the Playstation 3, which is especially strong at retail in Europe.

At this point, all Sony Europe would say is that they are looking into it. We’ll keep you posted as more happens.

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  • seriously that is the most stupid thing ive ever heard since obama was voted for president!!

    • MindCandy999

      No, Obama’s election was worse. Having PS3’s banned for a while won’t destroy the country.

      Actually, if the PS3 goes down for a while (it WON’T be perminantly banned i’m sure) it might be good for games in general. PS3 seems to be getting the lions share of exclusives lately, and that means gamers that can’t afford multiple consoles are missing out. With it briefly out of comission, you’ll probably see more multiple platform releases.

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  • dully1994

    This is quite stupid. Patents are getting taken to the extreme nowadays


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