Inventor Again Loses Bid To Dodge Sony Patent Settlement

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge ruled for the second time Friday that an inventor must abide by a $300,000 settlement he reached with Sony Electronics Inc. over alleged infringement of his vibrating game controller patents because there's little proof the settlement will harm him.

U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper said the August deal must stand because inventor Craig Thorner will still be able to enforce his patent rights against other alleged infringers, since his settlement with Sony gives the company a nonexclusive license. Judge Cooper...
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