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Nintendo is possibly infringing on two Philips patents

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 7:38 am
by Bas
Interesting news articles popped up today saying Philips is suing Nintendo. IGN reports: "Technology company Philips has allegedly filed a complaint against Nintendo stating that the latter has infringed on two Philips patents in the U.S., according to a document on Scribd."

Interesting links to follow:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=819079
http://www.vg247.com/2014/05/15/gushing ... s-lawsuit/

Apparently Nintendo is using two Philips patents in its Wii technology. Nintendo is possibly infringing on two Philips patents. One of the patents has possibly deliberately been infringed by Nintendo. Nintendo has been aware of one of the patents, according to Philips, but has refused to take a license and continued violating it. One of the patents clearly states that the technology can be used for games. The second patent mentions a wireless device that can be controlled via a secondary device through motion input, according to NeoGAF

As one of the patents is already claimed in 1996, it's interesting to debate how this was originally be planned for the CD-i 2, the follow-up to the CD-i that never came.

Re: Nintendo is possibly infringing on two Philips patents

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:45 pm
by Alan_Eng
Interesting stuff Bas. Thanks for sharing this!

Re: Nintendo is possibly infringing on two Philips patents

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 11:25 pm
by Austin
CD-i 2, eh? That's the first time I've heard of that. Is there much information known about this cancelled CD-i follow-up/project?

Re: Nintendo is possibly infringing on two Philips patents

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:56 pm
by omegalfa
More important than CD-i 2, it's the fact that finally, after so many years after CD-i has discontinued, it is the first time Philips talk about it again, even if the name of the Interactive Compact Disc is not mentioned.