DBrand posted: "See, while we appreciate all the armchair legal advice that filtered in over the weekend, the reality of this Darkplates dispute is quite simple:
1. You can’t successfully sue someone over an alleged “design infringement” without a registered design patent.
2. Sony did not have a registered design patent for the PS5’s side panels when we launched Darkplates (or for many, many months following the release).
3. We didn’t think they’d ever get one.
4. They did.
5. Here we are.
So, faced with this registered design patent which, according to Sony, alleges to cover the shape of the PS5’s side panels, we had two options:
1. Spend millions fighting the legitimacy of the design patent claims for many years in court.
2. Start fresh."
Here we go again.
“The answer? Probably. The difference this time is that we’ve created an original design for which they have no basis to allege infringement. If they want to try, they’d better be ready to pay our legal fees.“
The shape is also part of the patent not just the design so I expect them to get sued and lose.
I kindof like the concept of all black, but imo the shape just looks ugly without the full fins of the PS5
Kinda ugly too me