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March 15, 2006

Sony Loses Patent Round on Game Technology

Sony has been locked in a patent battle with Immersion Technology over Sony's use of "DualShock Technology" as used in the PlayStation 2.  This involves the use of vibrating motors that provide feedback in game controllers.  Immersion sued Sony and Microsoft in 2004 and won a judgment of $82 million.  Sony claimed in a later case that Immersion withheld evidence, seeking to overturn the ruling.  The District Court said no, and now Sony faces damages at $91 million.  No word on Sony's next step, which would be to the Court of Appeals.

Stories at Earthtimes, TechNewsWorld, and PSXExtreme.

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