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Gaikai being sued for patent infringement by T5 Labs

10/11/12 4:00pm

When Sony purchased Gaikai for $380 million, I suppose they felt it was an easy way to get into the cloud gaming space without all that expensive R&D. T5 Labs shattered that image by claiming that Gaikai has  “committed and continues to commit acts of infringement” in a Delaware court. The same patent T5 tried to sue OnLive over in 2011. Here is the official indictment:

“Gaikai actively, knowingly and intentionally induces infringement of the patent by making, using, offering for sale and selling use of Gaikai’s GPU cloud with the knowledge that its customers and end users will use the Gaikai GPU cloud and with the knowledge and the specific intent to encourage and facilitate the infringing sales and uses of Gaikai’s GPU cloud through the creation and dissemination of promotional and marketing materials, instruction manuals, product manuals and technical materials”

T5 is seeking monetary compensation for past damages and all future activity. Sony refuses to comment and KB might have just gotten a free pass. The lawyers are going to be mighty busy with this one.

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