Nintendo sued for Wii Remote tech... again
27th Sep 2011 | 19:56
Nintendo is being sued for its Wii Remote, and suddenly we've got a strange sense of déjà vu.
The platform holder is being pulled into yet more litigation from another electronics firm, UltimatePointer, maker of the Upoint laser pointer presentation remote which, by the way, it's not currently selling as the product is apparently undergoing a "rigorous testing scheme."
The filing claims that Nintendo has directly infringed one of its pointer-related the patents "with the unauthorized selling of its Wii remote hardware."
Not stopping there, the firm is also targeting retailers such as GameStop and Best Buy for infringing the patent by selling the devices. Awesome.
UltimatePointer seeks damages and legal fees.
This will echo in the minds of those who heard the news earlier this month of technology firm ThinkOptic's similar lawsuit against Nintendo for the Wii Remote's infringement of a patent related to "electronic equipment for handheld vision based absolute pointing system".