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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...

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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...

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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 predece...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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In many industries --- games included -- success leads to two things: Money and lawsuits. You don't get much higher than Activision and Zynga in the world of video games, and TechCrunch reports that both companies have been sued by Walker Digital, a company founded by Jay Walker, best known for fou...

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Jagex Games Studio, renowned as the maker of RuneScape, has announced its success in securing a non-infringement judgment in a case brought against it by PalTalk Holdings. PalTalk initiated patent infringement legal proceedings against Jagex (as well as Activision-Blizzard, Sony, Turbine, and NCs...

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Was it something we said? No sooner does Nintendo close the book on the two-year-old Anascape suit than does the prolific peripheral manufacturer get slapped with another legal challenge. Gamasutra has obtained documentation of a lawsuit filed against Nintendo, on April 2, by exergaming company Int...

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There's a reasonable chance that you don't remember Anascape. Perhaps you remember the company that took Microsoft and Nintendo to court over its video game controller patents a few years back -- ring a bell? Specifically, in 2008, Nintendo was ordered to pay Anascape $21 million and faced the poss...

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According to a Bloomberg report, Nintendo and Hillcrest Labs have settled a patent infringement case that was initially brought to the attention of the U.S. International Trade Commission in 2008. Had the case, er, yielded a consumer worst-case scenario, Nintendo could have faced a U.S. import ban o...

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Quite surprisingly, according to Patent Arcade, Taser International Inc have filed to voluntarily drop their lawsuit against Linden Lab (and numerous others). It isn't often that we get to cover the end of a lawsuit -- they generally tend to drag on somewhat -- but it's possible that this might not ...

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Taser International Inc have filed a lawsuit against Linden Lab (and others, including some present and some departed) staff. We got a hold of the April 17 complaint yesterday, and have been going through it since then. We've got a summary of the complaint and issues for you, but we won't be linking...

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Remember that whole Hillcrest Laboratories thing and the Anascape debacle? Seems Nintendo just can't catch a break, as another small company has stepped up and claimed patent infringement against Nintendo for its Wiimote. The latest, filed on November 10th, comes courtesy of Motiva, a small company ...

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