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LG's Legal Battle With Sony Isn't Over

The cause of the original ban was due to a patent infringement accusation by LG Electronics of South Korea. They claimed that Sony, a Japanese company, used Blu-ray drives in the PlayStation that infringe on LG patents. The handling of multiple data streams, such as audio and video, and reading data from Blu-ray media caused LG to make similar complaints against Sony in the US, also.

Most of the PS3 consoles for the European marketplace come through the Netherlands. That’s why the recent lifting of a Dutch court order that had banned imports of the Sony PlayStation is so important...

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_Q_2094d ago

Im always so confused how business partners sue each other so often.

KingPin2094d ago

"The handling of multiple data streams, such as audio and video, and reading data from Blu-ray media caused LG to make similar complaints against Sony in the US, also."

ok this confusing the shit out of me, please someone explain. so what they are trying to say is that because a bluray can process multiple streams it infringes on a patent? not sure if LG is aware of this, but cds and dvds have been doing this for over 2/3 decades now.