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    Nintendo Bein Sued!!!

    Well looks like Nintendo wasnt the first company to come out with there wiimote..a California-based Interlink electronics has already had this product copyrighted since 2005...the California-based Interlink calls there remote the "Trigger Operated Electronic Device." ...looks like things can get messy.

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    oh god.....

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    This article was written in December of 2006...and is obviously not a big deal at all, since a year has passed and we've heard nothing else.

    Check the date on your "big announcement" next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarasota
    This article was written in December of 2006...and is obviously not a big deal at all, since a year has passed and we've heard nothing else.

    Check the date on your "big announcement" next time.
    well if u ever dealt with the courts and the legal system u know it can take up to 6yrs just to have this thing settled

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    Let the Wii pwnage begin. sarasota's Avatar
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    Of course it can, but the article mentions "taking the system off the market", things of that nature....if this was real and still going on, I think that would be the big story right now, not the phenomenal sales, SSBB coming out soon, etc. etc.

    We've heard virtually nothing about this since this article, so really I don't think this is going to be an issue at all.

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    AND here is a more recent article for u people

    Nintendo Sued For Patent Infringement, Again
    Last week in the Federal District Court in Tyler, Lonestar Inventions LP sued Nintendo for patent infringement. Lonestar claims that the Wii uses Lonestar’s patented structure of lining up capacitors in parallel conducting strips. Lonestar has apparently sued other companies for patent infringement (including Texas Instruments and Broadcom) and negotiated licence agreements with each of them.

    Just last year Nintendo was sued by Interlink Electronics, Inc. for allegedly violating one of Interlink's patents in the design of the Wii's controller. And there have been plenty other patent lawsuits in the gaming industry lately, including Paltalk's suit against Microsoft regarding Xbox Live, Red Octane's suit against Ant Commandos regarding wireless guitar controllers, and of course Immersion won a $91 million judgment against Sony regarding the force feedback feature of Sony’s Dual Shock Controllers.

    Lonestar coverage here (Toronto Star).

    Posted Sat, 16 June 2007 12:33:00 EDT by Chris Bennett
    although it is a different company

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    ya, sorry this is way toooo old, i think we would have heard of something happening by now if it was really going somewhere.


    dont post old news


    if you can find a newer one you may get people more interested in this

    EDIT: my bad, i just saw the new article
    nice find

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    this is probably nothing, companies with successful products get sued all the time and it usually never goes though. If anything this probably is just patient-squatting company with a really broad patient.

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    Let the Wii pwnage begin. sarasota's Avatar
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    Yeah this new one isn't much either, seeing as the company (Lonestar) is apparently sue-happy and has done this on more than one occassion before......good find anyway, but I wouldn't worry much about it.

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    These sort of things are pretty common. I think all the video game companies have been sued by multiple people each generation of systems. If anyone has antyhing even remotely similar they call their lawyer. It almost always ends going nowhere.

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