Nintendo and retailers sued over Wii Remote

Dominic Sacco
Nintendo and retailers sued over Wii Remote

The owner of a laser-pointing presentation remote is taking Nintendo and several retailers to court over the Wii controller.

Gamasutra reports Technology manufacturer UltimatePointer claims the Wii Remote has infringed its patent for Upoint – a laser-pointing device designed for presentations.

The firm is seeking damages, court costs and royalty payments from the case.

UltimatePointer has allegedly accused several retailers of selling the infringing Wii Remote product including GameStop, Best Buy, QVC, Toys ‘R’ Us, Dell, Walmart and Target.

The Upoint device is currently in testing and is not yet on general sale.

The news comes after ThinkOptical filed a similar lawsuit earlier this month.


Tags: Nintendo , retailers

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not only is their device not even out yet, but they are comparing the wii remote, a 5 year old game controller with an infrared camera on the end of it, to some shitty laser pointer.... greedy blind idiots...

Paul Arkz

Sep 28th 2011 at 9:23PM

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