Sony gets shaken

Despite my bad pun, the fact remains that Sony was recently ruled against by the Northern California courts to pay in excess of $90 million for patent infringement.

Macworld has the story, but in summary, Sony used haptic feedback technology that is patented by Immerson Corp. This technology is the generation of vibrations or other haptic responses to stimuli in software — best known for use in “rumble packs” or “rumble controllers” for PC and console systems.