Judge rules in Sony’s favour in $500m controller lawsuit

March 28, 2024
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Sony has successfully won a patent infringement lawsuit in which it was being sued for $500m, after a US District Court judge ruled in the PlayStation company’s favour.

The lawsuit was based on Sony’s controller-to-console communication method, with Genuine Enabling Technology – a company with a history of lawsuits over technology patents – seeking $500m in damages. GET initially filed a complaint against the company back in 2017, claiming Sony had infringed on its patent.

Specifically, this patent was entitled ‘Method and Apparatus for Producing a Combined Data Stream and Recovering Therefrom the Respective User Input Stream and at Least One Input Signal’.

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