Sony Ordered to Pay Inventor 5 Million Yen

August 20, 2010 - Japan's Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Sony Corp. to pay a former employee about ¥5.1 million ($60,000) for inventing a technology used in the PlayStation, reversing a lower court ruling that rejected his demand. Hidehiro Kume, 58, wanted ¥100 million for his invention of a small optical pickup used to play and record data on optical discs for the popular game consoles sold through 2003. Here's more from Japan Times.

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