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Nintendo Bein Sued!!!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Bliss, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Bliss

    Bliss WiiChat Member

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    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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  2. SSBBFan101

    SSBBFan101 Meta-Knight's # 1 Fan

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    oh god.....
     
  3. sarasota

    sarasota Let the Wii pwnage begin.

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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.
     
  4. Bliss

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    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
     
  5. sarasota

    sarasota Let the Wii pwnage begin.

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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.
     
  6. Bliss

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    AND here is a more recent article for u people

    although it is a different company

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  7. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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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
     
  8. mr.obrien

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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.
     
  9. sarasota

    sarasota Let the Wii pwnage begin.

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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.
     
  10. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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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.
     
  11. largedarry

    largedarry Waiting For Tomorrow

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    Every time a company starts to become popular or profitable, some US company sues them. Copyright infringement is a very difficult thing to prove, and especially with the first one which seems more IP only. The second one is difficult to say because I don't know what the IP is from the company and what the actual physical layout of the wiimote is (and I don't know how you can patent the use of parallel capacitors with a conductor strip)
     
  12. unluckylink13

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    I remember the original link being posted before...
    I believe Nintendo had the 'trigger' button on the N64 (Z button) before the other company did :thumbsup:
    :O Counter-sue? xP
     
  13. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    calm yourself - this is old news and nothing new has come from it.

    There was a topic on this last year, so if you searched first you might of found it.

    As for the updated news, well it doesn't tell us anything new does it.

    Look how long it took for Sony to get done for their theft of the rumble technology in their controller - bloody years!
     
  14. Bliss

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    relax buddy...i didnt know about and it seems neither did anyone who posted...so calm urself
     
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    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    i am calm..... you are the one who put all the !!!!! after the topic title.
     
  16. Synikal

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    Ohhhh! Burn. I'm sure the suing company just wants some quick cash...
     
  17. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    Meanwhile, on the subject of Frivilous Lawsuits over bad patents, you have infringed on my patent on the use of consecutive letters to imply content. I recommend you cease and desist, or I shall file suit in the court of Raving Loonies who think they can scam money out of large corporations.

    American patent law needs a stab in the face almost as badly as our Copyright laws...

    Sane, reasonable person rule says, "Dur, you never actually made this, and your patent design doesn't actually produce a working object, nor does it actually use the same system to track location or communicate. Final verdict, the two items have ONLY SUPERFICIAL SIMILARITY. You own Nintendo Court costs."
     
  18. romj

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  19. DHAC666

    DHAC666 I Am The War

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    Nintendo will win
     
  20. romj

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    Yes, on closer examinination, one can see that most of these lawsuits are without merrit and are just oppertunistic grabs at somma Nintendo's pie!
     

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