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Ubisoft emerges unscathed by DRM patent infringement lawsuit

A United States District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Ubisoft which claims that the publisher violated patents held by Digital Reg of Texas in the design of its infamous uPlay DRM software. Initially filed in 2012, the lawsuit alleges that Ubisoft (alongside other companies such...

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UK court rules against Nintendo in patent infringement case

A UK court has found Nintendo's reasons for creating devices with both a camera and motion-sensing technology "unconvincing," and has ruled against the house that Mario built in a patent infringement case brought forward by electronics company Philips. The decision impacts the Wii and Wii U...

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2009 patent lawsuit over Nintendo DS dismissed by court

Nintendo emerged victorious this week from a patent infringement lawsuit filed five years ago, after a US District Court dismissed the case outright. Alleged patent troll Wall Wireless sued Nintendo as well as Sony and Nokia in 2009, claiming the companies contravened its patent for the "method and...

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Nintendo prevails in latest 3DS patent scuffle

The International Trade Commission has found in favor of Nintendo in a case involving three companies claiming the gaming giant infringed on their patents with the creation of the Nintendo DS and 3DS handhelds. In 2012, Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot...

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Sony files patent for modular, transforming PS Move-like controller

What if a PlayStation Move controller didn't just move but could also transform (and roll out)? Our friends at Engadget have spotted a US patent filing from Sony for a modular PS Move-like controller that would do such a thing. The patent describes a controller that could attach to additional...

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Nintendo wins Wii peripheral lawsuit, obtains suing company's patent portfolio

Nintendo has obtained the entire patent portfolio of exergaming company InterAction Laboratories (a.k.a. IA Labs) following an unsuccessful 2010 lawsuit alleging that Nintendo's Wii and its peripherals infringed on IA's patents. A trial court ruled in favor of Nintendo in 2012, ordering IA Labs...

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Nintendo to pay royalty to 3D patent holder for every 3DS unit sold

A U.S. federal judge has established a royalty rate Nintendo will pay to Tomita Technologies International for every Nintendo 3DS handheld console sold worldwide. The ongoing fee stems from a a 2011 lawsuit that found Nintendo liable for damages after infringing upon Tomita's glasses-free 3D...

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Sony patents Move-like touchscreen joystick

A new Sony patent was published earlier this week detailing a controller that looks like a cross between your TV's remote and Sony's underloved Move controller. Dubbed "Flat Joystick Controller" for the purposes of the patent filing, the device is described as having a Move-like ball attached to...

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Activision files virtual worlds patent countersuit against Worlds Inc

Activision recently filed a countersuit against Worlds Inc over two patents related to virtual world interactions. The lawsuit is in response to one filed by Worlds Inc against Activision on March 30 regarding its patent "System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space." The...

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Jury awards Microsoft $15 million in Motorola patent case

Microsoft has been awarded $15 million in damages by a jury following a patent infringement lawsuit first filed by Motorola in 2010. Motorola spokesman William Moss said in a statement (via the Seattle Times) that the company was "disappointed" but is looking forward "to an appeal of the novel...

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