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Gamevice just won't go away, and this time they've changed their patent trolling to wanting the US to block Switch imports because it infringes on their so-called patent.

Not only is this a stupid idea on their part, but it's going to severely hurt their image and business.



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That product not only looks nothing like the Switch or plays like the Switch but is not even being sold anymore. They are as much as patent trolls as they can be.



What if they win though? I'm kind of worried...



1doesnotsimply

I think patent trolling like this should be punished.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

FarleyMcFirefly said:
What if they win though? I'm kind of worried...

Unlikely, they lost the first time and are now trying to claim ownership on the whole idea of attachable controllers which as patent laws go is impossible to claim as it would be like someone suing phone makers because they own the rights to the concept of a device that lets people speak to each other.



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Wyrdness said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:
What if they win though? I'm kind of worried...

Unlikely, they lost the first time and are now trying to claim ownership on the whole idea of attachable controllers which as patent laws go is impossible to claim as it would be like someone suing phone makers because they own the rights to the concept of a device that lets people speak to each other.

I hope so... But didn't they lose a major one for the DS fairly recently? 



1doesnotsimply

Stuart23 said:
That product not only looks nothing like the Switch or plays like the Switch but is not even being sold anymore. They are as much as patent trolls as they can be.

I don't know I haven't heard about their office being underneath a bridge. But in terms of trying for that patent money they do seem determined.



Do they have a point?

http://images.nintendolife.com/news/2018/05/gamevice_wants_the_us_to_block_nintendo_switch_imports_because_it_infringes_on_its_patents/attachment/0/900x.jpg

vs

https://icdn7.digitaltrends.com/image/nintendo-switch-review-photos-pdx-507-1500x1000.jpg

 

I could see this ending with nintendo just paying them off.
probably cheaper than going to court.

 

If Apple can sue people for haveing "rounded corners" "same colours used in devices" and kinda simular looking "icons"...

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 02 May 2018

I think we need to contact Gamevice and tell them how we feel about their product and actions against Nintendo:

https://gamevice.com

There is a link at the bottom of the page for contact us. 

While you are there, have a look at how they are marketing the gamevice and compare with Nintendo's product for discussion.  



zygote said:

I think we need to contact Gamevice and tell them how we feel about their product and actions against Nintendo:

https://gamevice.com

There is a link at the bottom of the page for contact us. 

While you are there, have a look at how they are marketing the gamevice and compare with Nintendo's product for discussion.  

Yeah, I'd rather not compare Nintendo to some grotesquely blatant patent trolls.