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Sony sued over Blu-ray RRS feed

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  • Irvine, California-based Target Technology has filed a suit against Sony, seeking damages for alleged patent violations related to the electronics giant’s Blu-ray technology. The suit, which names Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony Pictures and Sony DADC, claims that products marketed under the Blu-ray name infringe on a patent Target owns for reflective-layer materials in optical discs. The patent addresses what Target called a need for specific types of silver-based alloys with the advantages (but not the price) of gold. According to the patent, the alloys are also more resistant to corrosion than pure silver.
    Saturday, May 26, 2007 3:28 AM

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  • now thats bad....corporate world man....
    Saturday, May 26, 2007 12:08 PM
  • This is the problem with patenting some thing. Some company (big) will file a case against you and all your monetary resources will drain by fighting the case. Eventually you lose, the case, the company, the product and the patent. Its better not to patent everything. Thats why open source in software technologies are widely accepted.

    Lets see what the outcome of this case is...

    Saturday, May 26, 2007 3:56 PM
  • Atleast the small companies should be spared from these type of patent issues.. As rightly stated by Adnan, it is the smaller companies which lose out mostly.. These patent fights should be limited to Big Giants...
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 5:31 AM
  • i dont think they should be spared, because...if they have done something wrong, or something which was not supposed to be done then they should be penalised, othrwise if they are spared then they will definately continue with it, taking it for grantd.,.
    Sunday, May 27, 2007 12:39 PM
  • @Anoop, you are absolutely right. Nobody is above the law. But please note, that smaller companies dont have enough monetary resources to file a false lawsuit against a big company in hope that they will win the case and get the patent. This will not happen, cos the big companies, just need to keep delaying the hearing and the smaller companies will lose all thier money. On the other hand, big companies usually follow this tactic, to falsely acquire patents of smaller companies.

    After all too much legality hurst anybody.

    Sunday, May 27, 2007 8:48 PM
  • ya man thats the crux of it
    Monday, May 28, 2007 12:36 PM
  • Bad news.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:55 AM
  • Not a good news.
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:23 AM