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Philips is trying to halt Wii U and Wii sales in the US

Electronics firm Philips has asked the Delaware courts to force Nintendo to stop selling Wii U in the US. The demand is part of a lawsuit, as reported by Game Informer, in which Philips is claiming that Nintendo’s console and some of its accessories have infringed two of its motion …

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Xbox 360 banned in Germany

A patent dispute between Microsoft and Motorola has resulted in an injunction banning key Microsoft items from distribution in Germany – including Xbox 360. Also blocked from distribution in the country are Windows 7, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player. The development follows news last week that the pair were …

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THQ wins Ubisoft dev poaching case

The Quebec Court of Appeal has overturned a Ubisoft injunction against THQ which sought to block the latter from soliciting staff from the French publisher. Ubisoft was granted the injunction in March this year thatprohibited THQ from approaching staff at Ubisoft, as employees at the publisher had a ‘non compete …

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Moshi Monsters’ Lady Goo Goo gagged by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has successfully taken out an injunction against the creator of manufactured character Lady Goo Goo – preventing any music being officially released from the virtual pop star. Goo Goo, created by global kids community site Moshi Monsters, enjoyed around a million views per month on YouTube for would-be …

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Ubisoft granted THQ injunction

THQ has been issued an injunction preventing it from illicitly pulling talent away from a Ubisoft studio in Canada. It has been discovered that Patrice Dsilets, a new THQ employee, had helped target developers working at Ubisoft Montreal who were believed could be convinced to switch employers. Last year, Dsilets …

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Seized PS3s released

The patent disagreement between LG and Sony has been lifted – freeing 300,000 stranded PS3s in Holland. Last month LG was granted a preliminary injunction against Sony for an infringement on Blu-ray technology, but now InsideGamer is reporting this has been lifted. The injunction resulted in 300,000 PS3s being held …

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Dutch officials seize more PS3s

Sony’s ongoing patent battle with electronics manufacturer LG has taken a turn for the worse with news that Dutch customs officers have seized "tens of thousands" of additional PS3 consoles from ports in the Netherlands. The move leaves an increasingly high number of hardware units in limbo and seriously threatens …

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Sony could overcome LG injunction

The surprise injunction won by LG against PS3 platform holder Sony earlier this week may have disrupted the company’s European console shipments, but Sony could yet find an easy way of shipping the hardware into the Continent. The Guardian reports that European patent laws are enforced on a country-by-country basis. …

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Brazil looks for global GTA recall

In what comes across as a somewhat ambitious move, a Brazilian court is seeking an injunction that looks to not only block global sales of GTA IV expansion Episodes from Liberty City but also recall all previously sold units in every country around the world. Kotaku reports that the dispute …

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