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NEWS: Nintendo Ordered to Pay US$10 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit




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MoonPhase1



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:50 pm Reply with quote
I think infant death syndrome with also elderly people falling are just too different than videogames. Not to mention that they waited so long to sue Nintendo. Smells like a quick cash grab to me.

And since this is about motion-sensing, then I guess Sony violated it too with the Sixaxis controls and the PS Move.
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Blueno



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:53 pm Reply with quote
Damn. Nintendo on point with their legal game. They will pull through the next appeal. Everybody wants a piece of the pie. But Nintendo ain't the sharing type.

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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:33 pm Reply with quote
Patent trolls are terrible.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:51 pm Reply with quote
An IP maximalist company slammed with a patent suit is somewhat ironic.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:14 pm Reply with quote
These patent trolls are simply desperate to get a piece of Nintendo's hotcakes with these frivolous lawsuits. Here's hoping stuff will work out in Nintendo's favor in the appeals process.
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R315r4z0r



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:09 pm Reply with quote
Isn't the point of a patent to prevent other companies from profiting off of your ideas and stealing away your gains?

I mean, I might just not be in the know... but I'm preeeeety sure Nintendo doesn't sell any infant and/or elderly monitors.
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Pelfmiester



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:13 am Reply with quote
MoonPhase1 wrote:
I think infant death syndrome with also elderly people falling are just too different than videogames. Not to mention that they waited so long to sue Nintendo. Smells like a quick cash grab to me.

And since this is about motion-sensing, then I guess Sony violated it too with the Sixaxis controls and the PS Move.


Exactly. How is Nintendo making a Wii remote damaging the business of a company monitoring babies and the elderly? They have nothing to do with each other.
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sk1199



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:37 am Reply with quote
It's not that Nintendo is taking sales away from the other company. It's that the other company spent time/money developing a technology to sense motion (I guess) and then Nintendo just comes by and says "Thanks for developing this tech." Just because Nintendo isn't using the technology in direct competition with the developer doesn't give it the right to use the developers' patents without permission.

At least that's the basis for allegation in the suit.
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Tenbyakugon



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:31 am Reply with quote
Opportunistic.
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ParaChomp



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:14 pm Reply with quote
Serves them right. Hope they learn. Doubt they will.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:10 am Reply with quote
If Nintendo actually used iLife's technology for their Wii remotes, without asking permission or paying to use that technology, then iLife are not patent trolls. Patent trolls are people, organizations and companies, that vaguely patent everything under the sun, and probably the sun too.
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CrownKlown



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:03 pm Reply with quote
Yeah some people completely missed the point, the patents and copyright/TM are too different things. What the specific patent is actually used for is irrelevant as long as the actually technology was infrigined upon so trying to handwave this by saying Nintendo makes games not medical devices is a moot point.

Also Nintendo has probably one of the best legal departments in the game because they are so big and always tend to be sued, I wonder why, so I don't really think this is as much a case of Nintendo winning on merit but having the deeper pockets to appeal after appeal.

I've never called Nintendo original, they are kind of like Apple, they just taking existing ideas and perfect them and market them, but pretty much all of their innovation from their handhelds to things like the wii/wiiu/3d are all just lifted ideas.
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kusanagi-sama



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:19 pm Reply with quote
I'm sure they made their patent generic enough so they could more easily sue someone using a piece of technology with something that might look like theirs. In this case, they went after Nintendo.
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Galap
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:22 pm Reply with quote
That's actually not that much money for something like this.
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