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"Will this really halt sales of PS2s & games?" , posted Wed 15 Mar 12:57post reply

Sony 0, Patent whores 1

http://news.com.com/Sony+loses+round+in+DualShock+patent+case/2100-1047_3-6049177.html

And to think, Microsoft licensed these guy's technology.

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"Re(1):Will this really halt sales of PS2s & g" , posted Wed 15 Mar 16:23post reply

I'm a little confused on this case, are they saying immersion has a patent on ALL forms of rumbling controllers or did Sony steal a particular method for the rumbling that violated their patent?





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"Re(2):Will this really halt sales of PS2s & g" , posted Thu 16 Mar 07:37post reply

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I'm a little confused on this case, are they saying immersion has a patent on ALL forms of rumbling controllers or did Sony steal a particular method for the rumbling that violated their patent?



I don't know... I don't know how this court case will play out, but it's serious business when the US Courts deny to throw out the case. Of course, there's the issue of prior art, but I can't think of any video game console that utilized a vibrating controller first... I know Nintendo did it on the N64, but I'm not sure if that was before or after Sony.





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"Re(2):Will this really halt sales of PS2s & g" , posted Thu 16 Mar 07:51post reply

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I'm a little confused on this case, are they saying immersion has a patent on ALL forms of rumbling controllers or did Sony steal a particular method for the rumbling that violated their patent?



I think it is a certain type of rumbling device in the controller... it just so happens to be that Logitech, Microsoft, and Sony has used the same device in their controllers... I heard about this case a while ago, I only hope the best for Sony...





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"Re(3):Will this really halt sales of PS2s & g" , posted Thu 16 Mar 13:33post reply

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I know Nintendo did it on the N64, but I'm not sure if that was before or after Sony.



That was long before Sony. However, Immersion's technology dates back to the SNES/Genesis era.