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Nintendo wins appeal in Anascape suit

There's a reasonable chance that you don't remember Anascape. Perhaps you remember the company that took Microsoft and Nintendo to court over its video game controller patents a few years back -- ring a bell? Specifically, in 2008, Nintendo was ordered to pay Anascape $21 million and faced the...

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Nintendo hit with another controller lawsuit

Remember that whole Hillcrest Laboratories thing and the Anascape debacle? Seems Nintendo just can't catch a break, as another small company has stepped up and claimed patent infringement against Nintendo for its Wiimote. The latest, filed on November 10th, comes courtesy of Motiva, a small company...

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People panic buying Classic Controllers

The panicked consumer is a predictable beast. Upon hearing that the Wii's Classic Controller might be withdrawn from sale in the near future, more and more customers have been scurrying to pick up the sleek, Virtual Console-compatible pad. Sales at Amazon have shot up by 207% after a court...

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Some Nintendo controllers could get yanked from store shelves

Remember that recent lawsuit that didn't work out in Nintendo's favor? Then they tried to appeal and failed? Yeah, things aren't looking so hot for Nintendo right now. And the latest on this debacle, courtesy of Bloomberg, doesn't look good for the house that Mario built. U.S. District Judge Ron...

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Certain Nintendo controllers face retail ban

Nintendo could see its GameCube, Wavebird and Wii Classic Controller banned from retail shelves. Bloomberg reports that Nintendo has lost its attempt to overturn a $21 million patent-infringement verdict brought against the company by patent trolls patent holders Anascape Ltd. of Tyler, Texas. The...

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Court denies Nintendo's appeal in patent infringement lawsuit

Nintendo is officially down $21 million. After a recent court ruling that declared Nintendo the loser in a patent infringement case, Nintendo appealed the $21 million penalty sum, hoping to have the charge reduced. Anascape Ltd. was the plaintiff in the case (and potential receiver of large amounts...

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Nintendo ordered to pay $21 million for patent infringement

Nintendo has been ordered to pay $21 million to Anascape Ltd. for infringing on a patent with its Gamecube and Wii Classic controllers. The AP reports Anascape Ltd., a "small East Texas gaming company," also sued Microsoft, but that was settled out of court. Nintendo says it will appeal the...

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Holy moly... lawsuit overload for consoles

Anascape Ltd. wants to make some money, fast. They can't quite decide on a new marketing scheme, or an innovative product. Someone jokingly suggests they sue the big console companies for a dozen patent infringements. The boss likes the idea and they do. Yes, that's right. Nintendo and Microsoft are...

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Microsoft, Nintendo taken to court over controllers

Anascape Ltd has filed suit in a Texas district court against Microsoft and Nintendo for alleged infringements on a variety of controller patents. Check out the full list of patents that this case is going after: 5,999,084: "Variable Conductance Sensor" 6,102,802: "Game Controller with Analog...

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