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A federal appeals court struck down Electronic Arts' appeal to dismiss a 2010 lawsuit in which retired NFL players alleged that the publisher used their likenesses without permission in Madden NFL 09. A three-judge panel unanimously declined EA's motion to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds of Firs...

January 7th 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo has prevailed in yet another patent lawsuit, this time against Texas company UltimatePointer LLC, regarding a case we first reported on in 2011. UltimatePointer asserted that Nintendo's Wiimote infringed on its patent for an "Easily Deployable Interactive Direct-Pointing System and Present...

December 24th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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An actor hired by Nintendo to wear a Donkey Kong suit at a Los Angeles Zoo event last year is suing the publisher over a heart condition he claims was caused while working in the southern California heat. Attorneys for the actor tell the LA Times that he was denied breaks and not provided with a r...

December 3rd 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Philips made more than a few gamers nervous when it sued Nintendo over motion control patents back in the spring, but all that's water under the bridge as of today. The two companies have reached a truce that has Philips dropping its lawsuits in return for a patent cross-licensing deal. Neither...

December 2nd 2014 at 5:54pm 0 Comments
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After Aliens: Colonial Marines publisher Sega moved to settle a class-action lawsuit to the tune of $1.25 million in August for alleged false advertising for the game, it shifted the blame for the game's marketing issues to Gearbox Software, according to court documents obtained by Game Informer. I...

September 4th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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A UK court has found Nintendo's reasons for creating devices with both a camera and motion-sensing technology "unconvincing," and has ruled against the house that Mario built in a patent infringement case brought forward by electronics company Philips. The decision impacts the Wii and Wii U console...

June 21st 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo emerged victorious this week from a patent infringement lawsuit filed five years ago, after a US District Court dismissed the case outright. Alleged patent troll Wall Wireless sued Nintendo as well as Sony and Nokia in 2009, claiming the companies contravened its patent for the "method and...

May 20th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Philips, the personal care, lighting and healthcare technology company, has filed a complaint for patent infringement against Nintendo, according to a document on Scribd. The complaint alleges Nintendo infringes on Philips' patent '379, "Virtual Body Control Device," with the Wii, Wii Remote Plus C...

May 15th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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A U.S. federal judge has established a royalty rate Nintendo will pay to Tomita Technologies International for every Nintendo 3DS handheld console sold worldwide. The ongoing fee stems from a a 2011 lawsuit that found Nintendo liable for damages after infringing upon Tomita's glasses-free 3D techno...

January 6th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo only has to pay half of the $30.2 million a US District Court determined it owed to Seijiro Tomita for infringing on his 3D display patent. As both Bloomberg and Reuters reports, Judge Jed Rakoff gave Tomita and his company Tomita Technologies the option to accept $15.1 million in damages,...

August 15th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments