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Report – LG looking to pull PS3 from US shelves

Tuesday, 8th February 2011 12:40 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Korean tech company LG is looking to have PS3 and BRAVIA TVs prevented from being sold in the US.

According to documents obtained by Eurogamer, LG says in the complaint that Sony is infringing four patents belonging to the company in relation to “certain electronic devices having a Blu-Ray Disc player and components thereof.”

PS3 – more specifically, model no. CECH-2501A – is the only specific Sony product mentioned in the main document.

IPC are the only group with power to block the sale of imported goods that infringe US patents.

A Bloomberg report suggests that LG is getting back at Sony for a previous complaint from it over patents the Korean company infringed last December.

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23 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Oh yeah, Good Luck with that LG. Everyone tried this before if i remember :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Bond James Bond

    Sony lol.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    back_up will be most displeased.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    Everyone is infringing on everyone’s patents.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Rosseu

    @3
    hahaha my thoughts exactly

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Zurtech

    “A Bloomberg report suggests that LG is getting back at Sony for a previous complaint from it over patents the Korean company infringed last December.”

    …children. -_-;

    #6 4 years ago
  7. back_up

    Korean noobs are jealous because sony invented bluray
    Bill gates paid those idiots so that PS3 does not outsell three shitty
    in 2011

    #7 4 years ago
  8. pukem0n

    yeah, keep the noob station 3 off the shelves

    sry, had to balance out the trolling in this thread ^^

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gama_888

    @7 LMAO, What am i reading

    @the article, this will never get passes im suprised they have even made this complaint, i thought sony were one of the companies that founded blu-ray??

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    LG are, of course, on the board of the Blu-ray Disc Association. And were part of the original group of companies working on Blu-Ray before that group existed. Just to throw a few ‘facts’ into the mix.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Bond James Bond

    LG Blu-Ray playback is better than Sony’s ever was…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. BraveArse

    What, so now we have BluRay playback fanboys? Mental.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Blerk

    LG stands for ‘Lucky Goldstar’, apparently. That’s awesome!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Crysis

    @12, Nah, he’s just a sad fucker looking to piss people off for kicks…

    #14 4 years ago
  15. BraveArse

    @!4 yeah – I see the truth in that statement. As I always say, any form of corporate loyalty = sucking Satan’s orbs. And you all know that Satan is Bobby Kotick right?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. sickgamer

    :/

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    This never, ever happens. Sony will give them a bunch of money under the table… or if not, fight them in court and then give them slightly more money if it looks like they’re going to lose.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. EvilTomato

    Ha lol LG you will fail badly ;D

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Kuwabara

    kiss my ass LG

    #19 4 years ago
  20. onlineatron

    Why just the US?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    @19 I’m betting that pretty much sums up Sony’s response :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Callum

    @21 wouldn’t you love to see that in tomorrows headlines?!

    Report! Hot! Sony to LG: “Kiss My Arse”

    hahaha. We can only hope :)

    #22 4 years ago
  23. hitnrun

    This is just a lunge at the groin to affect Sony’s bottom line and stock price by creating worry among those who haven’t developed the proper layer of cynicism.

    Not a bad tactic, really. It could even work if they don’t ask for too much cash.

    #23 4 years ago

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