News Desk: Nintendo Found Guilty of Patent Infringement

Nintendo loses $30m case to Japanese inventor.

By Robin Wilde. Posted 03/14/2013 15:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Reuters reports that Nintendo has been found guilty of patent infringement by a New York court in a case revolving around the 3D technology in the 3DS. Seijiro Tomita, an inventor who formerly worked for Sony, claimed last month that the manufacturer used his system of glasses-free 3D technology without permission.

Tomita had initially requested compensation of $9.80 per handheld sold, which if successful would have come to some $292 million. While this was not the eventual amount rewarded, the inventor will still receive $30 million.

Nintendo issued an official response after the ruling, saying:

“The jury’s verdict will not impact Nintendo’s continued sales in the United States of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories, including the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”

Source: Eurogamer

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