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White Knuckle IP filed a lawsuit late last week against EA, alleging that the publisher infringed on a patent that focuses on methods for updating sports games based on real-life changes. The suit referred to U.S. Pat. No. 8,529,350, which described methods that record real-world parameters, then s...

January 21st 2015 at 1:30pm 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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Capcom has filed suit against Koei Tecmo alleging that the Dynasty Warriors publisher infringed on key Capcom patents in recent games, according to a Sankei report translated by Siliconera. The patent in question refers to backwards compatible content being transferred from a game to its predecess...

August 26th 2014 at 4:00pm 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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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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Activision recently filed a countersuit against Worlds Inc over two patents related to virtual world interactions. The lawsuit is in response to one filed by Worlds Inc against Activision on March 30 regarding its patent "System and Method for Enabling Users to Interact in a Virtual Space." The tw...

October 7th 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo emerged victorious in the latest round of its legal battle with exergaming equipment manufacturer IA Labs (aka InterAction Laboratories) over alleged patent infringement. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo's victory in a lawsuit claiming that the Ni...

June 19th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Level-5, perhaps best known in the western world as the publisher of the Professor Layton games, has a popular soccer series in Japan called Inazuma Eleven, and Sega doesn't like it. Sega is suing Level-5, alleging patent infringement on a mechanic in Nintendo DS versions of Inazuma Eleven that all...

December 11th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo has prevailed in a patent lawsuit first filed by Copper Innovations Group in 2008, claiming the Wiimote and console infringed on Copper's 1996 patent for a "hand held computer input apparatus and method." The Pittsburgh U.S. District Court granted summary judgement in Nintendo's favor, hal...

August 1st 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Guitar Apprentice sued Ubisoft last week for patent infringement on a "media system and method of progressive musical instruction" in USP 8,119,896. Guitar Apprentice filed this patent on October 12, 2010, while Ubisoft's Rocksmith launched on October 18, 2011 in North America and is due to hit Eur...

April 9th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments