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Thursday, 10 March 2011

LG vs Sony re Blu Ray patents: decision public

Much has been speculated on the grounds for the "border seizure" obtained by LG against the import of Sony PS3 game consoles into the EU/Netherlands (this Kat has not been innocent, either, and proven wrong).


The ever vigilant EPLAW Patent Blog now delivers the goods, the actual judgment by the Rechtbank Breda of 28 February 2011. It appears the seizure is based on art. 70 para. 7 Dutch Patent Act.

This link should go to a Google translated version of the document, but I don't know how stable it is. If it is not working anymore, here is a description how to use Google translate on PDFs; pasting the link directly into Google translate did not work for me (document too large error).

2 comments:

Ruprecht Hermans said...

Actually there was also a border detention/seizure (no court decision necessary). Both seizures have been lifted at the request of Sony 30 minutes ago by the President of the The Hague court.

Anonymous said...

Dutch newssite www.nu.nl reports that in addition to last weeks detention 225,000 PS3's have been seized today at Sony's wharehouse in Tilburg (the Netherlands). The total value of the detained goods is said to be a whopping 43 million euro..

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