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Blu-ray Tech At Centre Of Patent Dispute

By 56 Year Old Lady Professor

Ben Gourlay | Mar 23, 2008 at 04:51 am CDT (0 mins, 34 secs reading time)

Blu-ray just can't get a win. Just at the end of a multi-year fight for survival against rival Toshiba's HD-DVD format, Blu-ray has another battle to fight.

By a 56 year old Female professor.

It seems that almost 15 years ago, a patent was handed to Prof. Gertrude F. Neumark Rothschild of Columbia University, against the manufacturing of Blue laser diodes, the heart of Blu-ray technology. If the Judge preceding on the patent infringement decides the 30 companies named in the infringement are guilty... things could get expensive.

One side note, I can't even get my Girlfriend interested in Blu-ray, yet the creator is, seemingly, a female. I don't get it.

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Last updated: Mar 13, 2014 at 12:45 am CDT

Ben Gourlay

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Ben Gourlay

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.