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Court lifts LG Sony injunction, sets 300,000 PS3s free

Thursday, 10th March 2011 17:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The injunction in a patent disagreement between LG and Sony has been lifted, meaning that 300,000 stranded PS3s in Holland are now free to go.

Sony appealed the customs blockade, and the court has now lifted the injunction with no more seizures to be applied. LG has also been ordered to pay Sony’s €130,000 in legal fees, with an additional €200,000 to be added for each day it fails to pony up the dough.

FOSS Patents owner Florian Mueller said: “If this is true, it is only related to the prejudgment seizure order. This means Sony can resume the distribution of PlayStations across Europe for now, but there will be a full-fledged legal proceeding to determine whether there is an infringement – and if so, how much Sony owes LG for it.”

Last week, LG won an injunction under EU law blocking the import of PS3 units for ten days, as part of the electronics manufacturer’s claim to the BluRay patent, thus stranding hundreds of thousands of consoles in harbors such as Rotterdam and Schiphol.

Thanks: Eurogamer, Insidegamer, MCV, Syrok.

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16 Comments

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  1. Joe Anderson

    Good.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. russdude13

    Phew…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Razor

    Wheeeee

    #3 3 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    It was a matter of time really…and now LG just wasted time and painted themselves as an enemy of SONY. Expect LG stocks to plummet soon and I’ll take responsibility thank you.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Lounds

    LG 3D tv’s suck so bad, Sony and Panasonic ftw

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gama_888

    its not over yet guys…..

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    And LG has to pay Sony for the inconvenience. I bet they really regret the move now.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. M2Kx

    @6: I hope it is :/

    @5: Seriously, stop posting such irrelevant crap, thx.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. spiderLAW

    @8 How was it irrelevant. This is a story about LG vs Sony. His comment was LG vs Sony…. Relax bro.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    It’s still not over.

    But Sony have here some pretty good results. Some FREE CASH!

    @5, Go fuck yourself. Thank you. LG makes really good TV’s.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. spiderLAW

    @10
    they make good quality pictures. Reliability sucks on almost everything LG.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Galactic_Barret

    LG is trash in terms of reliability. The og 360 of consumer electronics, basically.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Hunam

    Is this TV fanboyism I see before me? What a dark world we live in.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @13, exactly :D i saw some forum where moms were fighting about washing machines :D

    Washing machine wars FTW!

    @11, never experienced it. I have only a TV that is LG. Everything else is Samsung and Sony.

    My previous TV was Sony and previous monitor was LG. Never had problems with both of them also.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. M2Kx

    @9: Ehm, where’s the relevance if I post on a Sony vs LG topic, that I dislike LG TVs? No seriously, I don’t get it. It’s almost the same if I would post in the News topic, how I like my pancakes >_>

    ps: LG TVs are awesome if you compare them to other in case of money value for example. There’s no other brand that gives you good quality for 300-400€ ;)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Lounds

    Erthazus

    do you like just being a dick and dam right offensive to people, and am I not allowed to spread my opionion, I work in an electronica store and i see all the lastest 3D tv’s and LG are the worst by far, oh thats only my part time job (saturday job) mon – fri i’m IT tech and i’m also a PC gamer like you, but why do you have to be such a dick really?

    #16 3 years ago