Gaikai sued for alleged patent infringement

Cloud gaming remains a wild frontier of emerging technologies, so patents and infringement lawsuits are still flying like so many cowboy's bullets. VentureBeat reports UK-based streaming games technology group T5 Labs has sued Sony-owned Gaikai for allegedly infringing on its patent for processing graphics for multiple games on a single system.

The suit specifically states Gaikai is violating T5 Labs' patent by "providing system and methods of sharing a graphics processing unit (GPU) between a plurality of programs." T5 Labs made similar claims last year against OnLive, though OnLive dismissed the patent as "irrelevant" and no legal action appears to have ensued.

A Sony spokesperson told us the company has no comment at this time.


  • BladedFalcon - October 11, 2012 11:12 a.m.

    Sounds to me like they're just fishing for attention/money.
  • Sinosaur - October 11, 2012 2:54 p.m.

    It's all about patenting vague ideas that could cover a multitude of applications. I'm tired of companies that exist just to farm pointless patents and try to get money out of people with threats of legal action, which this sounds like.

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