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A federal jury recently found Nintendo guilty of infringing on Tomita Technologies' 3D display patent, and has awarded Tomita $30.2 million in damages. You know who's buying the drinks tonight.
We first reported on this lawsuit back in July of 2011. When Tomita first initiated the suit because the company held U.S. Patent No. 7,417,664 which related 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 Reuters, a federal jury in New York found that Nintendo had infringed on this patent and the court ordered Nintendo to pay $30.2 million in damages. Looks like another case solved!
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Damn I didn't kno about this now the question did they realy steal the Idea from the patent or did they jus come out with tbe same thing I'm sure theirs only so many ways u can achieve 3d without glasses and have it be profitable
Wow...too bad for Nintendo...
How can Sharp not be sued as well? They won the contract to implement the 3D tech that is found in the 3DS. It was their design.
That is what I find a bit puzzling. Nintendo met with this guy, met with Sharp, chose Sharp. How does this lead to patent infringement?
Oh well. 30.2 million is nothing to scoff at but I'm sure Nintendo can afford it.
My biggest question would be whether or not Nintendo was even aware of this patent existing for this technology. Who can keep track of over seven million patents?? I guess this is why we need so many lawyers in America... As a percentage, I wonder how low $30.2M is in the aggregate of 3DS Nintendo profits...