Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by DevilzFan, Dec 9, 2006.
WOW didn't see that coming...
if you really check out their product, its almost nothing like the wii remote. the patent owner's remote is just a mouse-remote thing. not tilt sensitive, and the movement tracking isnt anywhere near as advanced.
Okay, so how do they lose profit from the Wiimote if their device is an electronic pointer? It's shaped like a Wiimote and it has a trigger, after that I dont see how it's the same device, and unless they were marketing their device as a video game controller before such technology was possible to implement, I dont see what case they have here, especially for such overblown demands. If it doesn't get tossed out it'll get settled, nothing I'd worry about.
It sounds like they heard this thing had pointing technology, heard it had a trigger, and assumed they could make huge cash off of a much bigger company. They've obviously never even checked to see if the Wiimote was anything like their mouse pointer.
I'm going with everyone else. Doesn't sound like the same thing at all to me. Sounds like they're just trying to get some quick cash for a failed idea,or pehaps free publicity for a future project.
Now if they had accused SONY of copyright infringement, I'd be behind them 100% .
Pointer mice have been around for a while. They don't work that well. Not the same tech as the wiimote either. If they had any ground to stand on they'd have filed this complaint at the announcement, not waited to see if it was making money. This is just another example of patent squating.
Because if the Wii Remote actually infringes on their patent, it costs them royalties.
Looks quite a bit like the Wiimote IMO. But I wonder if Nintendo could claim that they had some sorta prior art with the N64 controller and the Z trigger. And pointing mice have been around for some time. Thats nothing new at all.
In any event, yeah. This is just patent squatting.
hah...we have one of those for our projectors at work...
but if Nintendo loses this, i see then paying the dues and future dues seeing the Wii just came out.
and i wonder when this got filed....the Wiimote's been shown since the E3 1-2 years ago.
I foresee an out of court settlement on this. Nintendo won't risk a long and costly legal battle, especially if they can cut their losses early.
that's rubbish, nintendo could dismiss this easily as the wii has been in development for over two years now and they should have dated designs that have proof. even if they went to court it shouldn't drag on
Meh... while someone obviously feels this is the same thing, it definitely isn't.
If that were the case, the inventor of the TV Remote Control could sue Nintendo too, as it has about as much in common.
Good! Nintendo needs to get sued for copying! Teach them a lesson!
lol my account still works
I bet Sony put them up to it.
Post of the century.
Except it's PATENT infringement. Not Copyright. and the patent isn't even for the same technology if you look at it. And even if it were Nintendo developed it prior to the patent meaning as prior art, it invalidates the patent.
If I can figure this out imagine what Nintendo's lawyers can do.
Yeah, waving this thing around does nothing. The mouse is controlled by the analog controls and buttons. remote control mousekeys, basically.
Its pretty obvious that the patent owner didnt even try to figure out what the wii does, and just saw potential money.
It's really, really pathetic. I hope nintendo counters their lawsuit.
Seemed pretty obvious to me that -someone- would do this, given the Wii. Not really surprised.
yeah this is gonna go nowhere obviously
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