PS3 Targeted in Blu-ray Suit

Mountain View, Calif.-based Orinda Intellectual Properties USA has filed suit against Sony, claiming the PS3-maker has infringed on Blu-ray-related patents.

Orinda has demanded a jury trial, and is seeking an injunction on manufacturing, sales and distribution of Blu-ray devices such as the PS3, computer peripheral products and dedicated Blu-ray players.

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MAiKU3758d ago

Wha? isn't sony one of the companies responsible for blue-ray?

jack who3758d ago

lol sony = lil babys = just like the cell = sell their rights to it when they saw the boat going down.

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Kyur4ThePain3758d ago

Expect the same to happen here.
Law suits always come with success.

Overr8ed3758d ago

jack; you make as much since as a deaf baby. please use full Sentences.

ruibing3758d ago

A patent that "describes methods for recording and reproducing information via optical disc." Geez, I wonder why they chose to target Blu Ray after they won the format war...

Snake Raiser3758d ago

No body ever wins a case against Nintendo, I don't think they will against sony?
Like the other guy said, why now, AFTER Blu-Ray became successful?

waltercross3757d ago

I Think Sony should counter lawsuit.

pixelsword3757d ago (Edited 3757d ago )

Anyways, this is about a group of lawyers making a money grab. You see it every time new tech pop's up. Look-up that company... I'm almost willing to say it didn't exist before the Blu-Ray. Almost all of the lawsuits that Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony got were from patent lawyers not having created anything, but could tangle-up every company they take to court, so most of the time they settle so they can get business done.

That's your American "justice" system: a big money grab.

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Greedy Genius3758d ago

isnt sony one of the ppl who made blu-ray? im lost here

kapedkrusader3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

...MS trying to slow down the PS3 train:)jk

Edit: First comment is 0.1? Daaaamn!!!!!!

Chubear3758d ago

Stone Throw IP inc is also sueing Sony for the use of the colour Black that it's used for it's PS3 claiming the company has infringed on it's patterned color schmatic.

wAtdaFck3758d ago

I think Magnavox should sue Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo for even making a video game console.

Infringements of the worlds first video game console! [email protected]!! I'm SUING!!!

DaTruth3757d ago (Edited 3757d ago )

You can't tell what the company is by the name. It sounds like it is made for the expressed purpose of suing for every device ever made! Or some type of fake company made for the purpose of slowing the PS3 by another company(wink,wink).
What do they do, sit around thinking of anything that someone might come up with, patent it and then sue when someone actually researches and develops it?

waltercross3757d ago

Well, I Find it funny that Nintendo
is being sued to for Infringment.

f7897903757d ago

For the accusers being losers that spend their time suing companies. Fine one of them $10000 and they will stop bothering the Sony.

thereapersson3757d ago

Taken from


Who developed Blu-ray?

The Blu-ray Disc format was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers, with more than 180 member companies from all over the world. The Board of Directors currently consists of:

Apple Computer, Inc.
Dell Inc.
Hewlett Packard Company
Hitachi, Ltd.
LG Electronics Inc.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Pioneer Corporation
Royal Philips Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sharp Corporation
Sony Corporation
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
TDK Corporation
Thomson Multimedia
Twentieth Century Fox
Walt Disney Pictures
Warner Bros. Entertainment

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Gambit073758d ago

How come it's only US based companies that sue...

Overr8ed3758d ago

Word US companies love extra money.

TheExecutive3758d ago

businesses have to use all of those lawyers they keep on the salary

R2-JD3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

Because in the US, Americans will sue you for anything and everything.


The Lazy One3758d ago

because the US has a strong patent system, more businesses, and it's a pain in the ass to sue internationally.

Ju3757d ago

I'd say the US has a total screwed up patent system. That really needs some "adjustments", IMO. Companies abuse the system to keep competition low. Its enough to just file a patent. Means at the end, who ever has more money wins. A small one never gets a chance. They should link a patent with an actual product. Put up or shut up, simple. And also, if you own a patent, and you know someone is using your idea, either sue immediately or shut up. Really. Now, what, it took them 3 years to figure out, that Sony has violated their IP ? Nah, not really, but now it makes business sense to squeeze some money out of them. That whole system is totally screwed up.

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WhittO3758d ago

God the ps3 is like always getting sued for something ! lol

morganfell3758d ago

Well when you have technology that actually matters it happens.

The article makes it seem like Sony is the only company being sued. If that is the case the judge is going to throw this one right out the window at the first hearing because of it's obvious frivolous nature.

RealityCheck3758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

I looked at the patent and it relates to determining and avoiding bad sectors while recording an optical disc. So it cannot apply to the PS3 since it is a read-only device.

That being said, they can target the Blu-ray burning factories of Sony and other companies. It kind of means that they need inside knowledge about how Sony and others burn their Blu-rays. I thought discs in factory were written blindly and then checked to throw away the bad ones. If so, this suit might only be applicable against Blu-ray burners in PCs.

Expy3758d ago

LOL, this lawsuit will go down the drain in a short while. This suit shouldn't even be against Sony in the first place.

ruibing3758d ago

Yeah it should be against the Blu Ray consortium. They just target Sony due to their recent success. This is why the patent laws in this country needs to be reinvented.

Rooster153758d ago

I just can't understand supporting monopolies...trusting sony as if it was the most honest corporation in the world, give me a break. (and I'm not defending Microsoft here either).

HD-DVD should have stayed on the market for the sake of competition.

clintos593758d ago (Edited 3758d ago )

And whos idiotic fault was that for not listening to sony and work together with sony that way bluray and hd-dvd would be successful? Yes thats right genius, toshiba didnt want to listen to sony and thought hd-dvd was going to beat out bluray only to get pwned by bluray with the help of ps3. They shouldve known they wouldnt be able to compete especially knowing bluray was going to be built in every ps3.

thebudgetgamer3758d ago

i love how people that back micro sell to us or we will crush you soft call other companies evil

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