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Sony Must Face Revived Claims That PlayStation Infringed Patents

July 13, 2021, 5:18 PM

Sony Corp. of America will have to face revived claims that its PlayStation 4 infringed two video game patents, after the Federal Circuit found the trial court’s pleading requirements were too stringent.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California had dismissed Bot M8 LLC’s claims that Sony’s game consoles and PlayStation network infringed four patents.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed that Bot M8’s allegations as to two of the patents “were conclusory and at times contradictory.” But with respect to the other two patents, “the court simply required too much,” it said ...

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