Lenovo is now licensing Sony’s patents for its PlayStation VR copycat headset

Sony has officially licensed its PlayStation VR headset design to Lenovo, which is currently selling a headset that looks a whole lot like the PlayStation VR. The two-year patent licensing agreement, which was announced today, lets Lenovo use Sony’s design for its Mirage Solo headset. The exact terms of the agreement have not been revealed.

Lenovo vice president Yao Li says the two companies are now “[working] together to greatly enhance the design sophistication and appeal of the rapidly expanding VR field,” since “the preeminence of the PSVR design is obvious.” But it seems likely that Sony applied some legal pressure — protecting a design that, as Sony chief legal officer Riley Russell put it, was “the result of years of hard work by…

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