Semiconductor company Agere Systems claims electronics giant's gaming systems, other tech products infringe on a number of its patents.
I wonder if Microsoft or Nintendo have a huge lawsuit waiting for sony the day the ps3 launches. I know sony would infridge on something with all this "copying" thats been going on.
Sony: "What is it this time"
Laywer:"Were being sued"
Sony: "I told Ken to stop copying, well who is it this time"
Laywer: " Well, it's Microsoft and Nintendo, it appears they are suing for $100 billion dollars" Sony:" Tell mother that I won't be coming home for lunch, this is the thanks I get for taking advise for Kenneth Lay"
that would be hilarious!!!
mmmm i smell KARMA!! thats what happens when you're a dirty company like sony. maybe if they learned to follow the laws they wouldnt be paying millions in legal disputes and risking their entire company. oh well i guess they wanna be retards..
this happens all the time. IBM alone was hit with 36 cases involving patent infringement in 2005. all of them were determined to not be true. and infact, several of those patents were revoked as it was determined that they were inproperly filed. This happends to every tech company ever year (even Microsoft). the only reason this is news is because sony did loss the imersion case
Looks like another company is trying to cash in on the "patent infringement" game. This looks like an extreme longshot. It also doesn't really mean anything because companies get hit with lawsuits every day. Microsoft has hundreds of pending anti-trust suits, etc. You can see the pending legal action against Microsoft on their page: http://www.microsoft.com/pr...
To the above poster talking about how Sony has dirty tactics, I assume you're not a Microsoft fan, correct? They're the king of monopolies, dirty tactics, etc. I'm not exactly a MS fan, but I do use Windows, unfortunately.
Why cant you goddamn Xbox 360 fanboys Stop f*cking Bashing Sony and Stop posting useless sh*t like this, I dont care if I get banned I am Absolutely Sick of it!
You Always post useless crap dont you General.
who is this? jin? NJ? gametime? just go away if you have nothing to contribute!
Wow! If I did what Sony did I'd be locked up by now! Geez!
well, it won't do anything now- PS3 is going ahead, infringments or not. Sony may have to pay for it, but its not going to stop them- their legal team will fight it or pay it off.
lol this don`t mean it`s not coming november ..Can`t stop us now sorry ..it`ss comiiiingggg sooonnn!!
BUT not having enough cell processors and blu ray diodes will sure put a halt to ps3 production.
There aren't enough blu-ray diodes because Sony is gobbling all of them up for the PS3. If you can't see that, I don't know what to tell you.
Regarding the Cell processors having low yields. Per the IBM VP that broke this news, 10% yields for Cell processors with 8 working SPE's is not bad, when you take into account that Sony is using the ones with 7 working SPE's. The yields for Sony's Cell processors are between 30-40%, I believe. Which is what they were expecting, so it's not anything to worry about.
Another poster was right. All big companies get all kinds of law suits of people trying to cash in. Thats one of the disadvantages of being rich and successful, you become a target. We have to assume sony is innocent of these new accusations until proven guilty. Microsoft goes through the same legal battles with money vultures. We'll see what happens with this. Could be true, Could not be. If its true it will be another blow against Sony that will hurt them.
Sony make me laugh. A mega corporation like itself should have won the lawsuit agaisnt Immersion. I say they will be beat Agere, but i thought Immersion would drown, so the war is all out at the moment.
Ha... Haha... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
UMD Format Officially Dead
This should not be coming as a huge surprise, but the demise of Sony’s UMD format for movies is going away faster than the Mini Disc got shelved for music. This week Sony quietly announced a new entertainment pak called the Memory Stick Entertainment Packs (MSEP) that contained movies on a Sony Memory stick, and many paused to wonder what that meant for the UMD. And now it is official.
Sales of movies on the PSP’s once-hot proprietary format have slowed to a trickle, causing several major movie studios to cease supporting it. In March, the Hollywood Reporter ran an article claiming that the home-entertainment divisions of Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures have “completely stopped” releasing films on the format, and other studios have been cutting back their release slates.
Perhaps more disturbing for Sony were unconfirmed reports that retail colossi Wal-Mart and Best Buy were scaling back UMD displays in their stores. This week, speculation turned into reality when Target decided to discontinue stocking UMDs entirely. A manager at a San Francisco Bay Area Target outlet told GameSpot, “We no longer carry PSP movies. We stopped carrying them nationwide.”
In typical Sony fashion, moving to the Memory Stick Duo as a movies release platform makes more sense, but the execution is convoluted and expensive. The 1GB version is $60 and the 2GB version $100, and you only get what look to be lame Sony Pictures releases (Hitch, S.W.A.T., The Grudge, or XXX: State of the Union??)- not much of a catalogue. To make matters worse, Sony steps down the resolution to 240x320 instead of the nicer 480x272 the PSP can do. Meanwhile, most people are simply converting DVDs to MPEG-4 and copy movies onto the PSP with a simple USB cable. Don’t expect this new move to change that.
Is Blu-ray next?
that wont happen to blu-ray, because UMD movies where £24.50 each no one bought them, because DVD where £20.00 and they could easily convert it on the computer and place it in the psp.
but if blu-ray and hd-dvd take over DVD then i dont think people would dump blu-ray straight away.
UMD's were 15-17 at most, perhaps when they launched a year ago but certainly not now.
Seriously what is the point coming here...You get on and all you see is Sony fans and Xbox fans Bashing each other all the damn time, The PS3 hasn't even came out yet so how do we know its gonna be a disaster? So please why cant we all just get along...
if you read the news, you would see a disaster coming. i think thats all people are discussing.
you forget all these fans are the ones who buy the games and systems...
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