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A US court has ruled in favour of defending party, Sony Corporation (“Sony”), in a £395,725,000 (approximately $500m) patent infringement dispute brought against it by Genuine Enabling Technology (GET).

GET issued proceedings against Sony back in 2017 over Sony’s alleged infringement of GET’s ‘730 patent’. The 730 patent claims to improves the efficiency of console controllers. GET argued that Sony unlawfully utilised their patent in their PlayStation controllers.

It was Sony’s position that GET failed to provide sufficient evidence that components of Sony’s PlayStation controllers were ‘structurally equivalent’ to the relevant patent diagram. The court ultimately agreed with Sony and ruled that Sony have not infringed GET’s 730 patent.

GET has also made a similar claim of patent infringement against Nintendo over its console controllers. That matter is still ongoing and it is to be seen if GET will seek to settle the matter following this ruling.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com.

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