Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2011’

A long time ago in a land far, far away, the Supreme Court heard a case…

Regular readers of the IP Whiteboard may recall a post in 2009 about a dispute between Star Wars creator George Lucas and Andrew Ainsworth.  Ainsworth created the original Imperial Stormtrooper uniform of white armour which seemed to provide remarkably little protection to any and all weapons, including Ewoks wielding stones.  That post is available here.

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Game on for Sony as LG blocks imports of PS3s into the Netherlands

Last week the Civil Court of Justice in the Hague awarded electronics company LG a preliminary injunction against rival manufacturer Sony, ordering the seizure of all new imports of PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles into the Netherlands for a period of at least 10 days.  LG claims that Sony’s popular home video console infringes several of its patents relating to the playback of Blu-ray disks.  The ruling has resulted in tens of thousands of PS3 consoles being seized by Dutch customs authorities whilst the temporary injunction is in place.

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