Nintendo 3DS accused of infringing on two-dimensional Tomita patent
byTim Stevens||July 7th 2011 at 8:44amJuly 7th 2011 8:44 am
Watch out, Mario, the Lawyer Bros. are after you again. This time it's Tomita Technologies and the patent in question is number 7,417,664, "Stereoscopic Image Picking Up and Display System Based Upon Optical Axes Cross-Point Information." As you might have guessed, the case has to do with 3DS and its use of a parallax barrier 3D screen, something the Tomita's 2008 patent (applied for in 2003) certainly describes, in addition to a stereoscopic capture device, a position-tracking system, and lots of other accoutrement. The case was filed on June 22nd and there's not much for us to do now but wait to see whether this plucky plumber can jump his way into dismissal like he has again and again.