Nintendo need 10 million dollars to pay for patentschending Wii controller
Nintendo needs $ 10 million (8,41 million) to pay compensation to the American company iLife because patentschending with the Wii Remote controllers.
That has a jury in Texas Thursday decided, writes RollingStone. Nintendo infringed the patent of iLife on the technology for a bewegingswaarnemende accelerometer in the controller of the Wii is processed.
The lawsuit began almost four years ago. iLife then demanded four dollars per controller. In total, there were 36 million Wii’s were sold in the six years before the lawsuit was filed. This brought iLife on a amount of 144 million dollars.
The technology was developed for baby’s to monitor and prevent the elderly from falling. iLife said, however, that the technology also for other applications could be used and that Nintendo used in its Wii Remote controller.
Nintendo has not yet commented on the outcome of the lawsuit.
Nintendo was earlier this month re-indicted for the violation of a patent. The American company Gamevice claims that the concept of the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch is to be provided is stolen.
The Switch is a tablet with detachable controllers which were on either side of the screen. Gamevice makes controllers for tablets that also on the sides of the screen can be attached.
The company is claiming damages and a prohibition on the sale of the Switch.