LG wants PlayStation 3 banned in the US

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  1. Livin in a box
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    Korean company LG wants Sony's PlayStation 3 and Bravia tellys banned in the US for what it claims are patent infringements relating to Blu-ray playback.

    The Foss Patents blog contacted Eurogamer to reveal documents filed with the US International Trade Commission in Washington relating to the complaint.

    The 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 Bloomberg 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.[/p]
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    There are so many patent wars going on right now, it's just getting ridiculous. The patent system really should be reformed to prevent these complications. Any company could just look through patents and soon enough they would find somebody else who has used their patent in their product.
     
  2. Recorderdude

    Recorderdude Musician, Animator, Buffoon.

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    I say, let Godzilla And King Kong kill each other so they don't hurt as many of the civillians (Geohot for example)
     
  3. Law

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    Broad patents like that really need to get stricken from the system.

    I'm not even saying this as a sonyfan, that is a terrible patent and completely stops any other company from making a Blu-ray player.

    edit: I'm surprised it's even legal since it completely disallows free trade/competition and gives LG a monopoly on the market.

    Capitalism Ho!
     
  4. Ikki

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    Please let this last a while. It can turn fun.
     
  5. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink your friendly neighborhood serial killer

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    -facedesk- i guess sony is lawsuit happy these days
     
  6. Livin in a box
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    Sony didn't start this one, though they did start one in December against LG phones using their patents.
     
  7. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    Good Luck LG
     
  8. GeekyGuy

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    Well, LG isn't exactly some schmoe off the street. If they've got a beef, I'm thinking they likely have cause for real concern. I doubt their executives are going to so much as look at a company like Sony the wrong way without first having a few ducks in a row.

    Still...Sony have money to burn; perhaps not SCE, but the parent company is still quite the powerhouse. They won't get banned, though. No way on God's green Earth. I'm interested in what the actual truth of the matter is regarding this situation.
     
  9. KingVamp

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    Sorry, but I seriously doubt the PS3 will get banned.
     
  10. donelwero

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    I'm getting tired of Sony's lawsuits...

    eff Sony...
     
  11. Fear Zoa

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    Damn sue happy companies

    (does google ever sue people?)
     
  12. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    the instant i read ps3 getting banned made me think of xbox 360 . bill gates + lg = take down sony ?
     
  13. Stevetry

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    i hope they succeed is time to put a stop to power hungry sony
     
  14. Maedhros

    Maedhros GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    LOL, the reason behind this ridiculous.
     
  15. Oveneise

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    Wow. Sonys had a lot of problems in the past few weeks, haven't they? Interested to see how this will turn out.
     
  16. Hop2089

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    Sony will win this for sure.
     
  17. DarkLG

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    *Fingers Crossed* I really want to see what happens if sony does lose lol [​IMG]
     
  18. alidsl

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    It would just be hd ps3's instead of Blu-ray ones [​IMG]
     
  19. Slyakin

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    I think this is a win-win for me.


    Sony get's its bratty ass kicked and learns a lesson.

    LG is forced to stop making shitty software/hardware/laundry washers.
     
  20. Ron

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    Wonder how this is gonna affect Hotz v. SCEA..
    But I guess life's good for the ps3 hackers right now.
    LG: Life's Good.