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Old 08-04-2006, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anascape to sue Nintendo and Microsoft


Anascape Ltd. has just recently claimed that Nintendo and Microsoft have both infringed on Sony's patents for various controller designs. The thing is, it is not just for one supposed infringement, but 12 different ones! We've come up with a list that's a little on the techy side, but that shouldn't be too much of a problem:
Patent #5,999,084 "Variable Conductance Sensor"
#6,102,802 "Game Controller with Analog Pressure Sensor"
#6,135,886, "Variable Conductance Sensor with Elastomeric Dome Cap"
#6,208,271 "Remote Controller with Analog Button"
#6,222,525 "Image Controller with Sheet Connected Sensors"
#6,343, 991 "Game Control with Analog Pressure Sensor"
#6,344,791 "Variable Sensor with Tactile Feedback"
#6,347,997 "Analog Controls Housed with Electronic Displays"
#6,351,205 "Variable Conductance Sensor" (A different patent)
#6,400, 303 "Remote Controller with Analog Pressure Sensor" (A different patent)
#6,563,415 "Analog Sensor with Snap Through Tactile Feedback"
#6,906,700 "3D Controller with Vibration"
After Immersion cashed in on the case against Sony on their infringments on 8 different patents, netting over 90 Million, another lawfirm is following suit, though this time it is not against Sony. It looks like after the success of Immersion's lawsuit, others are looking to make a quick buck the same way.It seems that the video game industry has now become so competitive some companies have to go to court instead of just making something better to offer the consumer - at least that's how it's looking these days, more and more.

You can download the official document from Anascape Ltd. [here]
http://wii.qj.net/Sony-Sues-Nintendo-and.../aid/60736

Wow! Is Sony really that scared of failing up against the Microsoft and Nintendo? They could've really picked any time to start these lawsuits. After what happend with Immersion all I hear is them crying to mommy.
Also no word on which infringements apply to which of the 2 companies.

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Old 08-05-2006, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nintendo suid sony resontly didnt they? so i think this is fine and is just a way to get money that doesnt realy hurt one another, i hope nintendo wins tho.

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Old 08-05-2006, 02:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah it would stink if nintendo loses
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wait a minute!!!!!!!!
sony is sueing NINTENDO for COPYING A CONTROLLER!!??!!??
who's the one that removed the rumble to put in a cr@ppy little motion sensor after seeing wii's e3 sucess????

i think this is sony's way to mayb make some money since ps3 isn't gonna sell
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i thought that nintendo was sueing sony for copying patents in their controller
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Is it just me, or is sony getting really, really cheap all of a sudden?

First, they anounce that the ps3 controller will be copying the wii's with a motion sensor, now accusing poor nintendo and microsoft for stealing their patents?

Now i'm so enraged at sony that i really hope the ps3 flops big time.
What's wrong with sony.
It's the second most valuable game company out there.
Why is it stealing other peoples' ideas and then suing them?
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Sony had to license the technology for their controller from a third party.
They didnt even create it. How in the world can they think of suing Nintendo?
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yer i bet you they will fail and everything will be fine, prob Anascape seeing if they can make a quick buck......
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