Philips Files Lawsuit Against Nintendo, Wants Ban on Wii U Sales for Patent Infringement

on May 14, 2014 7:31 PM

Philips, a technology company that specializes in medical and consumer products, has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo for patent infringement.

The claim is that Nintendo infringed on two of Philips’ patents, including the “Virtual Body Control Device” and “User Interface System Based on Pointing Device,” since Nintendo was allegdedly aware of the patents back in 2011. Below is an image submitted for the patent filed by Philips back in 2009:

Philips PatentPhilips claims that both the Wii and Wii U systems and accessories are in violation and is seeking three times the damages, as well as a ban on any future selling of the Wii U system.

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