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The suit, which names Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony Pictures, and Sony DADC, claims that products marketed under the Blu-ray name infringe on a patent it owns for reflective layer materials in optical discs.
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I doubt it will go anywhere...but then, I thought that about the rumble lawsuit too.
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could get interesting
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seems everyone is involved in some kind of lawsuit these days.

Cant we all just get along

    
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Originally Posted by Silent_Hill View Post
seems everyone is involved in some kind of lawsuit these days.

Cant we all just get along

in the US? i doubt it lol. someone's gonna charge you for limiting their constitutional right of Free Speech by keeping them from suing everyone else or something.

back to topic:
think this'll end up like rumble? Sony: OMG! sued! take it out !
ahahaha.
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The patent addresses what Target called a need for specific types of silver-based alloys with the advantages (but not the price) of gold. According to the patent, the alloys are also more resistant to corrosion than pure silver.
What? how can you sue someone because their product requieres a certain silver alloy??
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Well, guess people can get sued by anyone for anything.

"Like zomgz the tree in your yard looks the same as does the same as the tree in our yard. Sue!!"

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"Target does not specify in its suit whether it believes all of Sony's Blu-ray discs infringe on its patent, or the suit applies to just a portion of the discs manufactured. The patent was filed in April of 2004 and granted in March of 2006."

soo for a portion of the time sony was manufacturing these disks with the silver alloy there was no patent on it, then target puts a patent on it and boom, sony your violating our patents!

i dont know about you guys, but it looks like a cheap shot to sony
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post #8 of 10
This is horse, and is nothing like the rumble suit.....probably won't hear about this again...
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Personally I am not a big fan of Sony at all. However this is just ridiculous.
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What? how can you sue someone because their product requieres a certain silver alloy??
I'm speculating...but my supposition was that the patent infringment is on a manufacturing method to get the specific silver alloy into the disc with the required properties, yada yada yada. Such processes are definitely patentable.

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soo for a portion of the time sony was manufacturing these disks with the silver alloy there was no patent on it, then target puts a patent on it and boom, sony your violating our patents!
If there is more than one way to make a Blu-Ray disc, it would also explain why target does not know whether ALL discs are infringing. E.g., maybe the older method Sony used was non-infringing, but Sony switched to the patented method because it was cheaper.
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