Philips suing Nintendo over patent infractions surrounding the Wii and Wii U
It appears Dutch electronics giant Philips is launching a legal action against Nintendo for patent infractions.
The suit cites numerous patent infringements related to the Wii, Wii U and their motion sensing controllers.
One main focus is the Wiimote being used to communicate with the console by pointing it at the screen and a “Virtual Body Control Device” which allows players to control the game by using their own body movements.
Apparently Philips made Nintendo aware of the issues back in 2011 although they took now action at that point. The legal action could potentially result in the Wii U being banned from sale in the US and Nintendo being ordered to pay compensation to Philips although it is not clear who would prevail at this point.
The full documents sent to Nintendo by Philips are available here.
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