Inventor wins in PlayStation patent dispute

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong


Japan’s IP High Court has ordered Sony to pay ¥5.1 million ($60,000) to a former employee who invented a technology that was used in its PlayStation games consoles

Japan's IP High Court has ordered Sony to pay ¥5.1 million ($60,000) to a former employee who invented a technology that was used in its PlayStation games consoles

On August 19 the IP Court reversed a ruling of the Tokyo District Court, which had completely rejected the original demand of the inventor, Hidehiro Kume, for ¥100 million ($1.2 million).

Kazuhiko Yoshida, a partner of Nakamura & Partners, which advised Sony in the case, said that the decision was part of a trend among some judges of the...


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