Nintendo Sued for Patent Infringement

It seems yet another company is bringing suit against Nintendo, this time with regards to the Wii. ThinkOptic, a firm that develops the Wavit Remote has filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement.

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Microsoft Sued by Tech Firm over Kinect

If something new and innovative comes out, someone gets sued for it. Ohio based company Impulse Technology claims to have created the technology that is the core of the Xbox 360′s motion sensing peripheral.

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Tomita Technologies Sues Nintendo Over 3DS

Nintendo is being sued for alleged patent infringement for the glasses-free stereoscopic 3D technology used in the 3DS. The company bringing the lawsuit is Tomita Technologies, founded by inventor Seijiro Tomita. He worked for Sony for 30 years before founding the company.

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Kinect Will Not Support Sign Language After All

Contrary to this article I posted last week, Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral will NOT support American Sign Language, reports Kotaku. Although Microsoft filed a patent , the version coming out in November will know as much ASL as I do: nada, zilch, zero.

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Kinect Will Recognize Sign Language

Slashgear (via Edge) took a look at the patent for Kinect, and among the paragraphs of near indecipherable jargon it will be able to recognize American Sign Language (ASL). This is in addition to the “skeletal mapping” Kinect builds of the player’s body, which can recognize a subtle movement like raising to your tiptoes.

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Nintendo Sued by Excercise Company

Edge reports that Nintendo’s legal battles aren’t over yet. Hot off the heels of a patent lawsuit asserted by Anascape, Nintendo is facing another patent infringement lawsuit brought by IA Labs, an interactive exercise company.

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Court Rules in Favor of Nintendo in Patent Lawsuit

(BUSINESS WIRE) The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled today that none of Nintendo’s video game controllers are in infringement of a patent by Anascape, Ltd.

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