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Nintendo is being sued by Tomita Technologies over the tech used to create the 3DS' glasses-free 3D.
The lawsuit brought on by Tomita (found by Patent Arcade) centers around Tomita's U.S. Patent No. 7,417,664 titled "Stereoscopic Image Picking Up and Display System Based Upon Optical Axes Cross-Point Information," which relates to “technology relating to displaying stereoscopic images on-screen for viewing with the naked eye, i.e., without utilizing glasses or other devices.” The patent was filed in 2003 and awarded in 2008. According to Patent Arcade, the lawsuit does not detail exactly how Nintendo infringes on Tomita's work.
Of course, from handhelds to controllers to you name it, whenever a new system or peripheral comes out these days there's almost always a lawsuit like this. Then again, we have no idea if Tomita's complaint is legit.
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Well, it does seem to have more substance then most of the lawsuits going on in the game industry.
Leave Nintendo alone or I will go crazy fanboy all over you!
New technology my ass lol.
legit or not its just kinda dumb theese days considering it woulda been done evenutaly :/
fools stupid how you goin to sue nintendo for using 3D free technology i dout nintendo goin lose. fools just greedy tryin to make extra money on dumbshit like this.
Thats the way the world runs. Is by suing others.