Microsoft presses 'A' to sue Datel over supposed copycat controller

Microsoft reckons that third-part peripheral maker Datel's unlicensed Turbofire controller (Wildfire in the company's native UK) comes just a little too close to the design and tech of its own Xbox 360 pads for comfort. So, according to a Reuters report, it's suing. Specifically, Microsoft is said to be seeking monetary compensation (including profits Datel has made selling the controller in question) along with an injunction preventing the company from manufacturing any more of the infernal devices.

This isn't the first time the two company's have resorted to the courtroom to settle peripheral-related beefs: Datel filed a suit against Microsoft late last year when the console maker blocked the use of unlicensed memory units on Xbox 360.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.