Nintendo Is Getting Investigated For Patent Infringement

Nintendo is being sued again in the U.S. for possible patent infringement over its Switch portable console.

gamevice controller

Nintendo was the target of a lawsuit coming from mobile gaming peripheral firm Gamevice in 2017. Gamevice asserts that the Nintendo Switch console infringes on its patents for its controllers due to the removable nature of the Switch’s joy cons. The company had developed extra accessories for mobile gaming that could be installed to devices in order to provide them the functionality of a game controller. In a statement written by the USITC on May 1:

The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components thereof that infringe patents asserted by the complainant.

Even though Gamevice’s first suit did not appear to get any traction, another complaint was filed to the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on March 30, which then resulted in the USITC opening an investigation against Nintendo on May 1. The results of this USITC verdict is, nevertheless, months away.

Related posts

Watch GRID’s Latest ‘Get Your Heart Racing’ Trailer

Watch GRID's Latest 'Get Your Heart Racing' Trailer


Watch GRID's Latest 'Get Your Heart Racing' Trailer

GRID is a racing experience like no other. Offering unrivalled moment-to-moment racing, the game returns with an all-new experience where players are able to set their own path, create their own story and conquer the world of motorsport. In GRID World Series, battle it out in thrilling...

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Reveals SP Mission Season Pass Trailer

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Reveals SP Mission Season Pass Trailer


Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Reveals SP Mission Season Pass Trailer

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is taking modern air combat into autonomous or unmanned aircraft with its upcoming content inside DLC 1, 2, and 3 updates. Featuring an array of futuristic unmanned and manned aircraft, the upcoming DLC updates for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown promise to take...

Planet Zoo’s Beta Begins Next Week

Planet Zoo's Beta Begins Next Week


Planet Zoo's Beta Begins Next Week

Frontier Developments has announced that Planet Zoo's beta starts this coming September 24 until October 8. For those who pre-ordered Planet Zoo Deluxe Edition will be given access the beta. Planet Zoo is an upcoming construction and management simulation game where players can construct...

Leave a comment