View Full Version : Yet another gaming Law Suit

31-08-08, 08:54
Hillcrest Labs claims the gaming giant stole technology for the Wii remote.
Source: Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com/)
Here is the video (http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/playback/playback-11/1242766).

31-08-08, 09:07
That's plain stupid. Did Nintendo sue Sony for have a six-axis remote ? Not that I'm aware of.

I hope Nintendo wins, if Hillcrest thought it was so spectacular, why didn't they make a console ?

And how would Nintendo steal their plans ? By breaking in, hacking the computers,... ?

31-08-08, 19:25
Anascape LTD. just won a $21million dollar law suit against Nintendo for much the same technology. It just incourages this type of suit.

31-08-08, 21:25
Hell Philips! They use that remote technology in their electric toothbrushes:eek:

31-08-08, 21:34
i think it's verey cool thanks...........

31-08-08, 21:36
verey good thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssss

01-09-08, 14:51
Geeze, none of these Lawsuits are good enough to be legit in my opinion!

The only ONLY one that would make sence, is Gutair Hero sueing Rock Band for having virtually the same guitar gameplay. That's the only one that makes sence. :whi: But as of now I don't think that's a lawsuit.

01-09-08, 15:00
IP (intellectual property) law is quite a difficult topic, in the US even more than in the rest of the world, and hardly anybody makes a game system and then doesn't market it in the US. In fact, a recent report has found that the patent system actually is bad for innovation, since new innovative things are always a patent risk.

I don't know the issue here, but there's a good chance that Nintendo does infringe this patent. There's also a good chance Nintendo didn't know about this patent when they developed the Wiimote, but that doesn't change whether they are infringing it or not. The fact that Hillcrest hasn't done anything interesting with the patents doesn't change anything either, if they have the patents they have the patents and that's all that matters.

Usually, such things get settled out of court, except in very rare cases where the allegations are very clearly fake or the demands by the suing party (the actual demands for settlement, not the inflated value they announce when they start the lawsuit) are way too unreasonable. If Nintendo loses a legal battle, it'll likely cost them much more than a settlement, so I don't think we'll hear again about this until they've settled. But that's just my guess.