A federal jury has found powerhouse publisher and developer Nintendo guilty of infringement upon an inventor’s 3D display technology patent with the Nintendo 3DS.
As reported by Reuters, the technology, which provides 3D images without the need for 3D glasses, was invented by former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita. Tomita sued Nintendo for patent infringement in 2011 and has been awarded $30.2 million in damages after a successful legal battle.
The defense attorney representing Nintendo, Scott Lindvall, argues that the Nintendo 3DS doesn’t use the key aspects of Tomita’s patent.
"A jury awarded $30.2 million in damages to Tomita Technologies in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Tomita against Nintendo. The Tomita patent did not relate to the 3D games playable on the Nintendo 3DS. The trial was held in U.S. District Court in New York before Judge Jed Rakoff.
Nintendo is confident that the result will be set aside. The jury's verdict will not impact Nintendo's continued sales in the United States of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories, including the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others."
Even though Nintendo was found guilty is the 3D in the 3DS even worth it? should Nintendo take out the capability of even doing 3D? When I had a 3DS before I never used the 3D option and always turned it off, to me it was just a gimmick and not something essential to gameplay! Should Nintendo just take out the 3D option in the 3DS and save money and even make this device even more cheaper to all?? Hmmm I think a good idea what do you think?
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