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Nintendo Ordered to Pay $21M in Patent Lawsuit Loss
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 16 May 2008 10:40

 Jury rules against Nintendo in patent lawsuit
Marcus Yam (Blog) - May 15, 2008 9:21 AM

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Nintendo was ordered on Wednesday to pay $21M to Anascape, a small East Texas gaming company, for infringing on a patent for gaming controllers.
The lawsuit was originally filed in 2006 by Anascape, which targeted both Microsoft and Nintendo for infringement of 12 patents issued between 1999 and 2005. Anascape sought compensation, including interest, from the revenues generated by both companies as a result of the claimed infringements.
A jury found that Nintendo had infringed on the Anascape patents in the design of the GameCube, WaveBird and Wii Classic controllers.  [Comments...]

 

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