LG and Sony have been in court again over the alleged dispute that Sony has infringed on some of LG’s patents relating to Blu-ray. Recently a court in Europe ordered all Sony PS3 consoles that were imported into Europe to be seized.
This resulted in around 300,000 PS3 consoles being seized in Europe, since the order was enforced at the beginning of March. Yesterday the European court lifted the ban on PS3 consoles being imported and no more PS3 consoles will be seized by customs for the moment.
This of course is not the end of the matter for either Sony or LG, who will fight it out in court to determine whether of not Sony has infringed on any LG patents.
The court also ordered LG to pay a fine of 130,000 Euros to Sony for the consoles being seized, and LG must also arrange for all the seized consoles to be returned to Sony immediately, for each day they are delayed LG will also have to pay Sony 200,000 Euros.
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