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Nintendo sued over Wii patents

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Sep 2011 13:49 User comments (4)

Nintendo sued over Wii patents Nintendo is having a really bad year.
This week, ThinkOptical has filed a lawsuit against the gaming company, claiming the Wii console infringes on patents they own.

ThinkOptical are the creators of the Wavit Remote.

Nintendo is accused of infringing on three patents, including one for “Electronic Equipment for Handheld Vision Based Absolute Pointing System.” ThinkOptical is demanding monetary compensation, attorney fees and future royalties.

The company also claims Nintendo knew of the infringement before launching the Wii in 2005.

ThinkOptical has also added Wal-Mart, Gamestop and Radio Shack in the suit, in their attempts to be the latest notable patent troll.

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4 user comments

19.9.2011 14:41

Patent trolls should all go to #$$%%.

29.9.2011 14:57

This only comes out now because for the last 7 years the Wii has lived in relative obscurity and flown under the RADAR and out of sight from the general population.

39.9.2011 15:32

Originally posted by POGK:
This only comes out now because for the last 7 years the Wii has lived in relative obscurity and flown under the RADAR and out of sight from the general population.
Haha exactly, these trolls came out after Nintendo made a cool $1 billion.

49.9.2011 17:44

and why isn't sony on the list as well?

in fact, sony came up with it first, the eye toy for ps2 just without the controller

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