Sony has been ordered to pay over $90 million in damages over a patent infringement lawsuit and was also issued a permanent injunction against the manufacture, use, sale, or import into the U.S. of PlayStation consoles, Dual Shock controllers, and 47 games that infringe on the patents.
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2005--Immersion Corporation, (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered judgment in its favor in its patent infringement suit against Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Inc. (Sony). On September 21, 2004, the jury returned a verdict favorable to Immersion and awarded past damages in the amount of $82.0 million based on sales of infringing products through June 30, 2004. The Court's judgment on March 24, 2005 awarded Immersion the $82.0 million in past damages, plus pre-judgment interest in the amount of $8.7 million, for a total of $90.7 million.
Wonder if this'll move up the Playstation 3 to a little closer. [/cynic mode]