Sony and Lenovo Announce Patent Agreement for VR Headsets

Sony and Lenovo Announce Patent Agreement for VR Headsets

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Sony Interactive Entertainment and Lenovo announced they have signed a two-year patent license agreement. The agreement provides Lenovo with a license to use SIE’s patented PlayStation VR industrial design for the Lenovo Mirage Solo virtual reality headset.

“We are pleased to announce that we have licensed the PS VR headset design to Lenovo,” said Riley Russell, Chief Legal Officer at SIE. “The industrial design for PS VR has been widely acclaimed, and that was the result of years of hard work by PlayStation engineers. This agreement with Lenovo is a testament to the quality of PS VR’s design, as well as SIE’s commitment to creating great virtual reality experiences and helping the VR industry expand.”

“Lenovo is pleased to partner with Sony,” said Yao Li, vice president of Lenovo Consumer Tablets and Smart Devices Product and Business Management. “The preeminence of the PS VR design is obvious, and This agreement will allow us to work together to greatly enhance the design sophistication and appeal of the rapidly expanding VR field, and is an outstanding example of how great consumer brands in the VR industry can work together to benefit the consumer VR market.

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