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Sony & LG Call Off Patent Battle

Jonathan Lester
lawsuit, LG, Sony

Sony & LG Call Off Patent Battle

Over the last three years, technology giants Sony and LG Electronics have been embroiled in a fierce legal tussle surrounding the use and licensing of LG's patented Blu-Ray drives. Starting out as a fairly standard dispute, the situation escalated into a blockades and seizures of PS3 consoles earlier this year that could have choked the life out of Sony's UK distribution.

However, it seems that the two titans have finally put aside their differences. An LG rep reportedly told Reuters that "LG and Sony recently agreed to drop patent infringement lawsuits against each other," meaning that the two companies can return to making quality hardware. LG has also signed a "cross-platform deal" that should ensure that the terms of their Blu Ray licensing is now a matter of legal certainty.

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