"Target called a need for specific types of silver-based alloys with the advantages (but not the price) of gold. According to the patent, the alloys are also more resistant to corrosion than pure silver."
"Irvine, CA-based Target Technology Co. LLC alleges that Sony has directly infringed on a patent for an invention originally issued on March 28th, 2006. The technology behind this patent involves coating optical discs with a thin film of silver-based alloy, which makes them more reflective and less susceptible to corrosion. Target Technology founder Han Nee claims to have personally developed this technology, which is currently in use with the majority of DVDs in production today.
Target's patent in this particular case, entitled "metal alloys for the reflective or the semi-reflective layer of an optical storage medium", has been filed under U.S. Patent Number 7,018,696."
This patent is pretty specific to the use of the material. (And the technology is already in use with dvds? The company must be benefitting financially from this already). It may carry some weight in the legal system (I'm not overly familiar with the American legal system) but as a patent its pretty defined to the material - its benefits - and its usage.
It will be interesting to see what comes out of this... In about 5 years once its been through the courts.
So im an idiot huh?
You know, i could have sworn on the majority of your posts that YOU were one of the people bashing on the ps3, and so now, i am going to ask the same question Shift asked!! Do you have a change of mind of the ps3? I mean why dont you show at least that you have a SET to tell the truth about Sony, and stop being in denial!!
Lol read your quote he even said the name "Shift" in it hehe.