Craig Thorner was the key witness in Sony's effort to overturn an $82 million patent infringement verdict in a case against Immersion over vibrating video game controllers. Sony claimed that Immersion paid Thorner to keep quiet about inventions of his that could have invalidated Immersion's patents. But a judge wouldn't retry the case, concluding that there was strong evidence that Sony paid $150,000 for Thorner's testimony. Now Thorner is suing Sony's lawyers for malpractice and fraud.
Messy IP Case Generates Malpractice Suit
April 24, 2009