On what grounds could Sony sue anyone regarding ATSC 3.0? What patents do they own that have been infringed. The government will not get involved in this, they will also tell Sony to grow up, either charge more for their content, or stop selling their content to broadcasters who have paid to broadcast it. ATSC 3.0 will be market driven.TiVo forced cable companies to change their hardware with a patent lawsuit so it's definitely not impossible. Large corporations like Sony have lots of patents and lots of resources to enforce them. That's in addition to market leverage. The FCC does not create or change laws. They create and enforce regulations. The government creates and changes laws.