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Nintendo loses 3DS lawsuit
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March 14, 2013, 04:08:21
I really thought Nintendo had a good case against this lawsuit. Too bad they are out $30.2 million.


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Posted: 03/14/13, 04:08:21  - Edited by 
 on: 03/14/13, 06:02:44    
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They probably just lifted a few cushions in the office couch and paid them off.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 04:11:22
I don't know much, but patent law is pretty damn lame. Companies can patent some obscure idea then just sit on it and wait for someone else to make it and sue them. They should only be able to sue them if they're making a product and its going to be on store shelves within like 1 year of filing the law suit

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 04:53:07

I don't think this specific situation is the best example of patent trolling but I definitely understand where you're coming from. Hopefully we get a bill, like this one, to pass so that trolls won't take the risk of paying someone else's legal fees.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 05:02:16
30 million is a lot of money... think how many salaries that could pay!

Yeah I agree, patents can protect innovators, but this just sounds bogus.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 05:39:26  - Edited by 
 on: 03/14/13, 05:40:13
@deathly_hallows Hmm. Nintendo is sitting on a lot of money in the bank. Something like $10 billion? I'm sure they keep it tucked away for just this purpose (and probably to prevent companies from trying to buy them out, though I don't know exactly how that works).

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 05:50:07
Sure, they have it no sweat, still, a lot of bread.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 05:52:50
It's amazing this guy won. Nintendo supposedly has a really strong legal team. I wonder what their win:loss ratio is.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 06:01:17
Apparently the guy only one because it was a jury trial. I've read the patent is really different from what Nintendo did in the 3ds and, if they appeal, they wold easily win in a judge ruling outcome.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 12:17:34
I'm sure Nintendo's legal team is eager for a re-match. Old school gamers don't quit.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 16:21:22
I wonder if that dude lives under a patent bridge...

So he worked for Sony for some period of time, but this patent didn't belong to them?

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 17:00:19

Nah, he was trying to sell what he had come up with. He met with Nintendo a long time ago to discuss and they didn't bite. Nintendo states they met with hundreds of vendors about this type of technology. As Scrawnton has already stated, they can appeal this and get a judge to look at this case.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 17:09:50
The patent nonsense has gotten way out of control.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 18:53:34
Is a court appeal like hitting RESET, or is it liking using one of your 1ups?

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 19:25:49

Probably more like a 1-up. A reset could see you turning the game off and not going back to court in the first place.

1-up gives you another crack at where you died

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 21:35:40

Well, I guess that's better than starting over from the beginning, ha ha.

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 21:58:23
Yeah, it's more like a life, except you only get TWO. (And that second one's pretty fucking hard to get.)

Posted by 
 on: 03/14/13, 22:21:40
The thing is though, Sharp make the screens but Nintendo distribute them so they have to pay up.
Stupid laws are stupid.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 05:23:20
I thought that in order to have a patent, or at least be sued for infringing upon one, you had to have a working model. Zing!

meh, awful joke.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 16:52:31
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