Sony ordered stop PlayStation sales and pay $90 million

Posted on Monday, March 28 2005 @ 15:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A U.S. court has ruled Sony to stop selling PlayStation consoles in the United States and to pay $90 million in damages to Immersion.

Immersion is a developer of digital touch technologies. They claimed that Sony violated one of its patents with its vibrating game controller. Sony said that it would appeal the decision. For the moment Sony will keep selling PlayStation consoles because the order will not go into effect before the appeal.

The patent infringement case covers the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, two game controllers and 47 games.

Source: Reuters

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