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Submission + - Nintendo sued over Wiimote design

uchihalush writes: In the Nintendo playground, California company Interlink Electronics [http://www.interlinkelectronics.com] isn't playing nice. They claim that the Wiimote design belongs to them and that they patented it first. According to the Patent [http://patft.uspto.gov], Interlink Electronic describes an electronic device with the button/trigger layout similar to the Wiimote, but not the actual use of the device. Amidst all the lawyer-speak, we see no traces of their remote using movement in a 3D environment to operate their "electronic pointing device" like the Wiimote. Their pointing device talks of using the buttons and trigger on the remote to cause movement on screen, acting more like an infra-red mouse than a gaming controller. Next Gen Covers the Story [http://ww.next-gen.biz/]

Established technology tends to persist in the face of new technology. -- G. Blaauw, one of the designers of System 360

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