LG Electronics Inc. (Public, SEO:066570) has responded to Sony Corporation’s (Public, TYO:6758) patent-infringement claims with claims of their own in a counter-suit, stating Sony’s Blu-Ray products icluding the PS3 have infringed on four of theirs, and should be banned from being sold.
Sony had brought lawsuits on the South Korean company LG, claiming their mobile phones, notably the Lotus Elite, Neon, Remarq, Rumor 2 and Xenon models, were infringing on seven Sony patents. LG is the third largest producer of mobiles.
LG’s counter-suit against Blu-Ray devices is based on the fact that the Blu-Ray’s patents, which deal with high-definition receivers, and receiving and processing signals that are a way of dealing with multiple data streams (such as different camera angles, as well as a system to reproduce data that’s stored on a read-only device) infringe on four of their patents.
It’s likely neither side will win their suit, but imagine if LG actually won their suit – not only would it initiate a massive recall of Blu-Ray players, but of PlayStation 3s as well. Scary thought.
(Thanks, Bloomberg News.)
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