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Monday, July 3, 2000
Sony Re-files Suit Against Connectix
11:53 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

It seems the victory celebration that began on Thursday after Sony dropped its patent infringement lawsuit against Connectix was premature - the move turned out to be a mere feint, as Sony moved to protect their suit against a possible future appeal based on procedural grounds. Sony re-filed their suit against Connectix early Friday, again alleging that their Playstation emulator, which allows both Mac and PC users to enjoy the hundreds of titles available for this console on their home computers, infringes on Sony patents.

Previously, Sony saw seven of nine of their charges against Connectix dismissed by a federal judge. However, Sony clearly intends to pursue the alleged patent violations; precisely which patents have been violated in Sony's view has not been revealed, but it may have to do with the BIOS (built-in operating system) that is used to load and run Playstation titles.

CNET has several reports on this ongoing legal saga worth checking out. In the meantime, we are told to await a new version of CVGS at Macworld New York later this month which will feature better speed and compatibility, among other features.

Initial Filing of Paten Suit Against Connectix
CNET Coverage of Sony/Connectix Suit

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