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News Sony sued over Blu-ray patent

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Sep 2008.

  1. Major

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    This is a case of them being too "late".

    Yes, it's a valid patent, but, as it's so widely produced and being used by many, doesn't it become kinda "public" or something in that manner i.e. you cannot sue against it.
     
  2. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Patents are getting rather annoying, specially considering some are so incredibly vague and random.. I think they should have an expire date or something, like, they become void after 5 years or something
     
  3. pdf27

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    They do - currently IIRC 20 years, but most expire before that because you have to pay a rather hefty annual fee to keep them current.
     
  4. 1ad7

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    people really need to find better ways to make money, I guess this company is the rejects of the Obgyn suing lawyers.... sad
     
  5. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    Sony lost millions to the company that originally came up with and patiented the Dual-Shock controller.
     
  6. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    wasnt that just the rumble technology which is patented by Immersion?
     
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