Live By IP, Die By IP: Sony PS3s Seized By EU Customs For Violating Patents
from the karma dept
We’ve been talking about how ridiculously aggressive Sony has been lately in enforcing its intellectual property rights concerning PS3s, so it seems like there might be a bit of karmic retribution in the fact that a shipment of PS3s has been seized in Europe as part of an ongoing legal fight with LG over patents covering parts of the PS3. I’m always amazed at how frequently companies who push for stronger and stronger enforcement of IP laws never seem to consider the consequences when those laws are directed at their own activities. While a court has just lifted the injunction, the issue is far from over. Back here in the US, the ITC is starting its own investigation into LG’s claims and could issue an injunction against importing PS3s as well.
Filed Under: europe, injunctions, patents, ps3
Companies: lg, sony
Comments on “Live By IP, Die By IP: Sony PS3s Seized By EU Customs For Violating Patents”
I thought, seriously about the scenario where in a company is moved to place factories in countries that refuse to allow import of items that “violate” patents. When the absurdity reaches Mexican standoff. The American oligarch will go crying to their cronies at the WIPO. That’s coming in 5,4,3….
The ban has already been lifted, and I think LG got fined in some way.
lg got fined? where’s your proof!
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found this website / story on NewsNow and am only replying because all this went down last week, March 2nd to be precise. LG have to pay Sony 130,000 Euro in damages and all PS3’s have been returned to Sony
Why would LG get fined unless they provided false information. If the courts ordered it, then it’s the court’s fault.
PS3s seized by customs? But… but who profits from that?
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The guys at the Customs office playing the latest FIFA game.
anytime sony gets hit in the market place I am happy.
Why is it that the principals here seem to be of the view that companies are unable to entertain the fact that what they use against others may be used against them?
Of course they know this, so to suggest they are ignorant is simply wrong.
Sony fired the first shot over mobile tech, so LG fired back over Blu-ray. Bit silly, really.
because ignorance is less insulting than stupidity, and it is polite to give people the benefit of the doubt when there is no significant evidence to the contrary on a given issue.