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#1 PS3Scene


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:49 AM

Sony Part Of Blu-Ray Patent Investigation
Posted by XanTium | 21-3-2008 22:49 EST

From gamasutra.com:

The U.S. International Trade Commission is reportedly looking into patent infringement allegations related to Blu-ray disc players and other products, and has included Sony in its investigation.

According to Reuters, the Commission has said its investigation encompasses "short-wavelength light-emitting diodes and laser diodes used in such electronics as handheld mobile devices, traffic lights and high-definition DVD players."

The investigation was reportedly precipitated by a complaint filed in February by Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, a Columbia University Professor Emeritus, who says that a variety of U.S. imports infringe on her patent and should be blocked.

Full Story: gamasutra.com

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:36 AM

But has she actually made something on them patents? If not then she doesn't really stand a chance against the Blu-Ray camp with the likes of Sony and Apple.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

She seems to have developed the chemical processes used to create the diodes. It's not like she patented something vague like the concept of a non red diode in an electronic device.

Since the investigation is targeted at imported products, she more than likely has her patents recognized by US companies.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:44 PM

Thanks PS3Scene for saying 'Sony is part of BluRay Patent Investigation'

I see a lot of sights are saying '(Sonys PS3/PS3/PS3's Blu-Ray) is under Patent Investigation', as a cheap trick to put a negative tone on the PS3...

pathetic! Why does everyone and all sites have to be so negative on consoles, they are all great with great games and features sad.gif

o well, itll never change

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