The bells! Oh the bells! Those bells! That damn tinkling of the bells! It would seem they are ringing louder for Sony than they are for me. The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is up to their necks in papers looking into patent infringement allegations related to Blu-ray disc players and other products, with the “spotlight” on Sony.
The fanciful people at USITC were hesitant to give more info on the claims, but did decide to throw us a bone and let us know that the investigation relates to:
Short-wavelength light-emitting diodes and laser diodes used in such electronics as handheld mobile devices, traffic lights and high-definition DVD players.
Thanks for that! I think. But exactly who had their panties in a bunch about this we all ask ourselves. The investigation was sparked by Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, a Columbia University Professor Emeritus, who filed a complaint in February stating that a variety of U.S. imports infringe on her patent and should be blocked.
You hear that world? The court is going to stop the digital economy market just like that. Well, maybe if the investigation is deemed susceptible. If it does happen, however, Sony shouldn’t look too Blu. Weird orange guy representatives Nokia, winking baldy LG Electronics, “Where you at” Motorola, and Panasonic maker Matsuhita Electric Industrial were also cited along with many others in the USITC’s report.