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    Exclamation Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    Wow. Never would have expected something like this...

    Quote Originally Posted by ign.com
    Gaming blog Kotaku has obtained a court filing, issued by the US District Court of Delaware, which accuses Nintendo of infringing on a patent filed previously by Interlink Electronics. The court filing claims that Interlink Electronics has suffered "loss of reasonable royalties, reduced sales and/or lost profits as a result of the infringing activities of" Nintendo.

    http://wii.ign.com/articles/750/750001p1.html

    Nintendo will be ordered to stop production and sales of the Wii if the suit goes through.

    They'll also have to pay Interlink 3 times the assessed damages...

    Very unfortunate, but ironic the same.

    On the flipside, those of you that have one already may have a collector's item! Don't open it during Christmas!

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    wow that is incredible. just because a part is similar to the one that interlink patented the wii's might go off the market. i dunno.

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    That's nuts. Figures the one new console I really want to get and was trying to get it with my tax return $$$ might go off the market. I need to play the Lotto ASAP and win!
    I really hope Nintendo can prove this wrong.

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jupiter View Post
    wow that is incredible. just because a part is similar to the one that interlink patented the wii's might go off the market. i dunno.
    lol! Did you see the design? They're almost identical..

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    I dont think anything will come of this. I have to question the timing of the suit. I mean the Wii Remote was announced months ago. And I highly doubt Nintendo would be stupid enough to blatantly rip off someone else's idea in our "quick to sue" world.
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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    :looks at the rumble pack issue: Hmmm

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulquarian View Post
    :looks at the rumble pack issue: Hmmm
    LOL!! I stand corrected. ;-)
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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    wasn't this stuff designed and made in japan.. cause i would figure they would have looked for something similar in the us patents before developing anything...

    then again... does this have stance...

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    I don't think the suit will go through, as far as I know, a MAJOR lawsuit like this never won.

    But who knows?

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulquarian View Post
    I don't think the suit will go through, as far as I know, a MAJOR lawsuit like this never won.

    But who knows?
    Yeah exactly. And like I said, the Wii Remote had been announced and been in the news forever. Its not like Nintendo sprung this on the public at last minute. This is why I question the timing of the suit. I mean wouldnt they have seen the Wii Remote and been like "Wait a minute...that looks like our remote!" and filed suit then? I dont know...Something just doesnt seem right about all this. But I guess we'll see.
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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6162912...s&subj=6162912

    The complaint alleges that the trigger on the bottom of the Wii controller infringes on Interlink Patent No. 6,850,221 (Trigger Operated Electronic Device), which the company secured on February 1, 2005. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata first presented the Wii controller to the public not too long after that date, during the 2005 Tokyo Game Show.
    Of course, triggered game devices have been around for quite a long time. Zapper light gun, anyone?

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    And like was said above, the WiiMote was reveled in 2005 ... and NOW they are suing??? Hmmm.

    Picked up my 2nd WiiMote today ... so I've at least got 2.

    And Nintendo won't stop production on the Wii if they lose. They will just come up with a different WiiMote.


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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    Is it just me, or does Soulquarian seem oddly pleased with this announcement?

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    Re: Nintendo Sued For Copyright Infringement!

    Quote Originally Posted by pizzamousechips View Post
    Is it just me, or does Soulquarian seem oddly pleased with this announcement?

    No- it's not just you.

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