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Monday March 28, 2005 6:25 pm

Sony Ordered to Pay $90 Million To Immersion


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Corporate News, Video Games


Immersion Sony Suit Sony has been ordered by the US court to pay up $90 million in damages and halt Playstation and Playstation 2 sales in the US due to patent infringement.

SCE said it will continue US sales of the products ordered to be halted, which include PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles, two game controllers and 47 software titles, as the court order will not go into effect before until Sony’s appeal. Sony will also be paying compulsory license fees to Immersion, the company who filed suit, an SCE spokeswoman said.

Immersion, a California-based developer of tactile feedback technology, claimed Sony Computer Entertainment infringed on its technologies that make a game controller vibrate in sync with actions in games.

(Thanks Veronica!)

Read More | CNN International


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