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Nintendo sued by Philips over alleged patent infringement in Wii, Wii U, more

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 May 2014 8:53 User comments (3)

Nintendo sued by Philips over alleged patent infringement in Wii, Wii U, more Major electronics maker Philips has sued Nintendo of America over alleged patent infringement violations.
The company claims that Nintendo has been wilfully selling infringing products for quite some time, and that the gaming company has ignored past requests from Philips.

In question are patents that relate to a "virtual body control device", one that allows users to control certain interfaces using "intuitive" motions and one for a "user interface system based on a pointing device."

Philips says it told Nintendo about the alleged infringement for the first patent back in 2011, but this is the first time it has brought up the second patent.

The company wants a full injunction on infringing products in North America, and it also wants damages. "Infringing products" would include Nintendo's full console lineup and accessories including the Wii, Wii Remote, Wii U, Wii U GamePad, and Wii Mini.

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3 user comments

116.5.2014 00:33

um what about the Playstation Move? I don't see Sony's name anywhere, how about laser pointers? All the digital remote controls that control your PC mouse... and on and on.

216.5.2014 03:10

http://www.google.com/patents/US6285379
https://www.google.com/patents/EP1573498B1?cl=en

So i was looking at the patents and erm... how the hell are these anything like the wii? it doesnt use motion sensors or cameras. The patent looks like it may cover the kinect and the ps move but the wii? hell no lol

316.5.2014 04:48

Plonkers


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