Sony loses $18.5 million in patent infringement case

Over two years ago, Agere Systems filed a suit against Sony for potential infringement on patents regarding "wireless local area network apparatus." Looks like the courts ruled in Agere Systems' favor. Sony has been ordered to pay $18.5 million for use of the technology in their devices, such as the mylo and PSP. The jury ruled that the patent infringement was willful.

[Thanks, Patrick!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.