What must be proven is that Sony infringes at least Claim 1 and/or Claim 6 of the patent.
FYI, it’s not because a US Patent Examiner agreed with Sony’s own Patent Counsel about PPC’s patent being prior art back in 2001 or thereabouts, that a Court of Justice could not reverse this finding during litigation.
The fact that Sony has a patent (I imagine they actually have tons) has nothing to do with wether the PS3 infringes PPC’s patent or not: it’s entirely possible that the PS3 could not conform to Sony’s own patent, for all we know.
[personal IBM patent deals experience]
Sure enough, IBM has a Himalaya of patents about parallel processing – but how do you know they’ve not already done a hush-hush deal with Sony a while back? Very much more likely than you’d think.
[/personal IBM patent deals experience]
PPC is only looking for a quick cash settlement. Most will dub them a Troll… I just see a business opportunity for PPC :twisted: