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Nintendo Gets Sued for $21 Million

Posted by: , 04:55 AEST, Fri May 16, 2008

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A small East Texas gaming company was awarded $21 million for infringing on a patent for gaming controllers

The lawsuit was filed by Anascape, a small East Texas gaming company (I am from East Texas and heard nothing about it until now), which targeted both Microsoft and Nintendo for infringement of 12 patents issued between 1999 and 2005.

  A jury found that Nintendo had infringed on the Anascape patents in the design of the GameCube, WaveBird and Wii Classic controllers.

Microsoft avoided the jury ruling as it had settled with Anascape on terms that remain confidential.  Plan on a appeal from Nintendo on this absurd amount they have to pay...


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