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NEWS: Dallas Court Overturns Patent Lawsuit Against Nintendo's Wii, Wii U Controllers




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Firefly251



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:45 am Reply with quote
wait... so thye literally took em to court over "we patented motion control"?

whatever judge ruled in favor of them must of been high as it was clearly grasping for straws.

if they actually succeeded they'd hit kinect and ps move next...it was a badly tried money grab.
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jellybeanbandit



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:29 am Reply with quote
Firefly251 wrote:
wait... so thye literally took em to court over "we patented motion control"?

whatever judge ruled in favor of them must of been high as it was clearly grasping for straws.

if they actually succeeded they'd hit kinect and ps move next...it was a badly tried money grab.


Pretty much. Judge made a bad call. Thankfully that's why appeals exist.
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:33 am Reply with quote
jellybeanbandit wrote:
Firefly251 wrote:
wait... so thye literally took em to court over "we patented motion control"?

whatever judge ruled in favor of them must of been high as it was clearly grasping for straws.

if they actually succeeded they'd hit kinect and ps move next...it was a badly tried money grab.


Pretty much. Judge made a bad call. Thankfully that's why appeals exist.


As noted in the article, a jury, not a judge, made the earlier decision.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:58 am Reply with quote
Patent trolls suck. Thankfully sanity prevailed.
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anddo



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:17 am Reply with quote
The Wii brand. The last bastion of originality Nintendo ever had.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:01 am Reply with quote
Even if this this is a case of patent trolling or Nintendo did indeed infringe on a patent, I don't know how much this would set them back financially seeing as they are a big corporation.
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