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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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Report: Tech company files complaint to halt Wii, Wii U sales in US

Philips, the personal care, lighting and healthcare technology company, has filed a complaint for patent infringement against Nintendo, according to a document on Scribd. The complaint alleges Nintendo infringes on Philips' patent '379, "Virtual Body Control Device," with the Wii, Wii Remote Plus...

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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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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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Nintendo decision upheld in exergaming patent lawsuit

Nintendo emerged victorious in the latest round of its legal battle with exergaming equipment manufacturer IA Labs (aka InterAction Laboratories) over alleged patent infringement. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo's victory in a lawsuit claiming that the...

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Sega sues Level-5, charges patent infringement in Inazuma Eleven

Level-5, perhaps best known in the western world as the publisher of the Professor Layton games, has a popular soccer series in Japan called Inazuma Eleven, and Sega doesn't like it. Sega is suing Level-5, alleging patent infringement on a mechanic in Nintendo DS versions of Inazuma Eleven that...

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Nintendo is victorious in Wiimote patent lawsuit

Nintendo has prevailed in a patent lawsuit first filed by Copper Innovations Group in 2008, claiming the Wiimote and console infringed on Copper's 1996 patent for a "hand held computer input apparatus and method." The Pittsburgh U.S. District Court granted summary judgement in Nintendo's favor,...

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Ubisoft sued for patent infringement over Rocksmith technology

Guitar Apprentice sued Ubisoft last week for patent infringement on a "media system and method of progressive musical instruction" in USP 8,119,896. Guitar Apprentice filed this patent on October 12, 2010, while Ubisoft's Rocksmith launched on October 18, 2011 in North America and is due to hit...

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Activision Blizzard and Zynga sued over alleged patent infringement

In many industries --- games included -- success leads to two things: Money and lawsuits. You don't get much higher than Activision and Zynga in the world of video games, and TechCrunch reports that both companies have been sued by Walker Digital, a company founded by Jay Walker, best known for...

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