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February 8, 2011 // 10:22 pm - Korean company LG wants Sony's PlayStation 3 and Bravia televisions banned in the US for what it claims are patent infringements relating to Blu-ray playback.

To quote from EuroGamer: "The Foss Patents blog contacted Eurogamer to reveal documents filed with the US International Trade Commission in Washington relating to the complaint. mThe ITC has the power to block imports of products that violate US patents.

LG claims Sony is infringing four of its patents in a complaint that broadly relates to "certain electronic devices having a Blu-Ray Disc player and components thereof", but the PlayStation 3 (Model No. CECH-2501A) is the only Sony product to be specifically named in the main document of the complaint.

A Bloomberg reports suggests LG's claims are revenge for cases brought against it by Sony in December. Sony claims the Seoul-based company is infringing seven of its patents relating to LG phones. Sony has also filed a civil lawsuit against LG Blu-ray players.

LG and Sony are the world's second- and third-largest TV makers, trailing Samsung."


LG Wants Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Banned in the US

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#2 - PS4 News - February 8, 2011 // 5:33 pm
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Moved to the main page now and +Rep for the news condorstrike! Also +Rep to madmax69 I merged your post into this thread as well.

#1 - madmax69 - February 8, 2011 // 3:46 pm
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Very interesting read, Sony may have an excuse to save face but sounds like defeat to me and we may see PS4 quicker than anticipated.