LG calls for PS3 sales ban in the US

Infringements over Blu-ray player patents claimed by LG

LG versus Sony: Round two

LG is at war with Sony after the Seoul-based manufacturer filed two complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) over a series of patent infringements.

Blu-ray technology used for the PlayStation 3 is said to have infringed on four LG patents, with Sony HD TVs also claimed to have infringed on a further four patents.

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Patents under scrutiny relating to Blu-ray patents include dealing with multiple data streams like different camera angles, and a system to reproduce data that’s stored on a read-only device. The Sony TV claim relates to high-definition receivers and receiving and processing signals.

This latest legal wrangling follows closely on from an investigation carried out by the ITC late last year into claims that LG mobile phones are infringing on seven Sony patents.

In what could be a messy period of legal wrangling, we sincerely hope it doesn't result in our Stateside friends being denied some PS3 gaming action.

Link: Bloomberg