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Gamevice files lawsuit against Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is facing a new lawsuit over the design of the Switch. According to Engadget,accessory maker Gamevice has taken issue with the tablet-based console, alleging that it has violated a patent used in the company’s Wikipad device, a gaming-focused Android tablet. Gamevice is also arguing that the Switch and its …

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BT is suing Valve

A patent dispute has ended up with BT taking Steam owner Valve to court. Kotaku reports that the lawsuit argues that Steam offers a broad range of products and services which incorporate technologies invented by BT” that include inter alia, Valve’s Steam Library, Valve’s Steam Chat, Valve’s Steam Messaging, and …

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Apple and Samsung agree to patent truce

Many of the ongoing legal tussles between smartphone giants Apple and Samsung have been called off. The pair have in a joint statement called a halt to all patent battles outside of the US, including those in the UK and eight other countries. The increasingly heated dispute between the pair …

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Nintendo prevails again in Wii Remote patent lawsuit

Nintendo has won yet another patent battle over its Wii Remote technology, the company has announced. Earlier this month, a federal appeals court upheld the ruling that a patent asserted against Nintendo by Triton Tech of Texas is invalid. The suit was originally filed by TToT in 2010, and later …

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Nintendo snaps up patents from failed legal opponent

IA Labs once tried to sue Nintendo over Wii Fit patents – patents which are now the proud property of Nintendo. Kotaku reports that the company three years ago failed in an effort to sue Nintendo and was as a result ordered to pay the platform holder’s court costs. It …

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PlayStation eyes up PS4 VR headset

Sony has filed a number of patents that could indicate a PS4 virtual reality headset is on the way. The patents, which detail an audio system and head mounted display, were first spotted on popular web forum NeoGAF. Highlighted within the audio system patents are methods of alerting players to …

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Microsoft awarded $15m in Motorola patent case

A jury has awarded Microsoft $15m in damages following a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Motorola. The suit, which was first filed by the telecommunications company in 2010, claimed Microsoft had infringed upon five different patents. Four of those five alleged infringements were quietly dismissed over the past few years. …

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Appeals court sides with Nintendo in Wii Balance Board patent lawsuit

Nintendo has prevailed in the US Court of Appeals to uphold the company’s victory in a patent-infringement case involving the Wii Balance Board. The Court of Appeals agreed with the lower court that Nintendo did not infringe IA Labs’ patent, and also upheld the lower court’s ruling that IA Labs …

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