Nintendo loses patent lawsuit

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Nintendo has been found guilty of infringing on a patent while designing controllers for GameCube and Wii.

The hardware developer has been told to pay Texas-based gaming company Anascape $21 million, the Associated Press reports. The jury found that Nintendo infringed on Anascape's patent during the design process for the Wii Classic, WaveBird and Gamecube pads.

Nintendo spokesman Charlie Scibetta said Nintendo will appeal to ‘significantly' reduce the $21 million sum, and that the company is pleased no infringement was found with its motion-sensing technology used in the Wii Remote and Nunchuck.

Anascape also sued Microsoft for similar infringements, but reached an agreement before the start of its trial with Nintendo.