Some lame, more commercial websites have been erroneously reporting the halt of ps2 dual shock controller productions due to the verdict in the case between sony and immersion. Yesturday a number of European news agencies also reported production halts for EU territories because of the verdict. A new article has been released to ease the tension about the situation and to finally straighten out the facts. Internet news agency Ars Technica has confirmed that the sony playstation2 is indeed still in production and selling even though immersion has successfully defended their patent.
Heres an interesting quote from their recent article
You can view the entire article hereCourts records obtained by Ars Technica say that the injunction was immediately stayed by Judge Claudia Wilken. Wilken stayed the injunction so that Sony could prepare an appeal, and also forced Sony into a compulsory licensing scheme in the meantime. Sony would have been wise to settle as Microsoft did, as Immersion seems hell-bent on a permanent injunction.