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
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.
@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).
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.