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Ubisoft emerges unscathed by DRM patent infringement lawsuit

A United States District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Ubisoft which claims that the publisher violated patents held by Digital Reg of Texas in the design of its infamous uPlay DRM software.

Initially filed in 2012, the lawsuit alleges…
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After losing patent suit, Nintendo plans appeal

Dutch electronics giant Philips prevailed against Nintendo in UK court, in one of several patent cases it has filed — but the Japanese console manufacturer isn’t taking the loss. …


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UK court rules against Nintendo in patent infringement case

A UK court has found Nintendo’s reasons for creating devices with both a camera and motion-sensing technology “unconvincing,” and has ruled against the house that Mario built in a patent infringement case brought forward by electronics company…
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Nintendo sued for patent infringement over Wii U display tech

Secure Axcess has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo and various retailers in a Texas court over sales of the company’s Wii U console, alleging it infringes on a 2003 patent. …


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Nintendo prevails in latest 3DS patent scuffle

The International Trade Commission has found in favor of Nintendo in a case involving three companies claiming the gaming giant infringed on their patents with the creation of the Nintendo DS and 3DS handhelds.

In 2012, Technology Properties Limited…
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Nintendo prevails in latest patent suit

Nintendo 3DS and DSi systems found not to infringe on patents held by Patriot Scientific Corporation, which brought the suit at the International Trade Commission. …


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Sony files patent for modular, transforming PS Move-like controller

What if a PlayStation Move controller didn’t just move but could also transform (and roll out)? Our friends at Engadget have spotted a US patent filing from Sony for a modular PS Move-like controller that would do such a thing. The patent describes a …
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Nintendo wins Wii peripheral lawsuit, obtains suing company’s patent portolio

Nintendo has obtained the entire patent portfolio of exergaming company InterAction Laboratories (a.k.a. IA Labs) following an unsuccessful 2010 lawsuit alleging that Nintendo’s Wii and its peripherals infringed on IA’s patents.

A trial court ruled …
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Nintendo snaps up ‘patent troll’s’ patents after court win

IA Labs tried — and failed — to sue Nintendo for patent infringement back in 2010, and this week Nintendo acquired the now-defunct patent troll’s entire portfolio as part of a court-mandated sale. …


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Nintendo to pay royalty to 3D patent holder for every 3DS unit sold

A U.S. federal judge has established a royalty rate Nintendo will pay to Tomita Technologies International for every Nintendo 3DS handheld console sold worldwide. The ongoing fee stems from a a 2011 lawsuit that found Nintendo liable for damages …
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