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JWeinCom said:
Sadly consumers wind up paying for this shit.

Most consumers won't wanna buy Gamevice products after this.



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CaptainExplosion said:
JWeinCom said:
Sadly consumers wind up paying for this shit.

Most consumers won't wanna buy Gamevice products after this.

They weren't going to before that, but it will cost money for Nintendo to defend this, and that cost is factored into prices. 



JWeinCom said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Most consumers won't wanna buy Gamevice products after this.

They weren't going to before that, but it will cost money for Nintendo to defend this, and that cost is factored into prices. 

This probably won't cost Nintendo a dime.

For one, it's not technically a lawsuit.  It's a complaint being filed with the US International Trade Commission.

Second...and I do mean second, this is the exact same complaint from the the 2018 filing.  Which, by the way, Nintendo already won.

1). Letter to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, USITC; requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, regarding Certain Portable Gaming Console Systems With Attachable Handheld Controllers and Components Thereof. The proposed respondents are Nintendo Co., Ltd., Japan; and Nintendo of America, Inc., Redmond, Washington. 
https://www.usitc.gov/3305.htm

2). Letter to Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, USITC; requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, regarding Certain Portable Gaming Console Systems with Attachable Handheld Controllers and Components Thereof II. The Proposed Respondents are Nintendo Co., Ltd., Japan; and Nintendo of America, Inc., Redmond, WA.
https://www.usitc.gov/3444.htm

Last edited by SpokenTruth - on 10 April 2020

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More of a testament how broken the patent system is in the US. As long as the system is broken. Patent trolls will always be around. You don't see them going after Morpheous. Just Nintendo which is a big name and company. Gamevice are patent trolls. Someone can correct me but I believe one of the very few times Nintendo lost one of these things was about analog triggers and only applied to any controller made post-Gamecube. Nintendo would have to pay royalties to any system post Gamecube to use analog triggers so I believe that's why they stick with digital aside from the re-release of the Gamecube controller every so often.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
More of a testament how broken the patent system is in the US. As long as the system is broken. Patent trolls will always be around. You don't see them going after Morpheous. Just Nintendo which is a big name and company. Gamevice are patent trolls. Someone can correct me but I believe one of the very few times Nintendo lost one of these things was about analog triggers and only applied to any controller made post-Gamecube. Nintendo would have to pay royalties to any system post Gamecube to use analog triggers so I believe that's why they stick with digital aside from the re-release of the Gamecube controller every so often.

So who has the patent on analog triggers now?



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CaptainExplosion said:
Leynos said:
More of a testament how broken the patent system is in the US. As long as the system is broken. Patent trolls will always be around. You don't see them going after Morpheous. Just Nintendo which is a big name and company. Gamevice are patent trolls. Someone can correct me but I believe one of the very few times Nintendo lost one of these things was about analog triggers and only applied to any controller made post-Gamecube. Nintendo would have to pay royalties to any system post Gamecube to use analog triggers so I believe that's why they stick with digital aside from the re-release of the Gamecube controller every so often.

So who has the patent on analog triggers now?

Dunno and my info may be off. Going off memory. The only thing is I know for sure is Nintendo went through a lawsuit and stopped producing controllers with analog triggers. I was a little off on timing as post Gamecube they made one more controller with analog controllers. Wii classic controller but then they made a revision with digital. Nintendo seems to always be the hottest target of these claims and lawsuits. They have been dealing with this for years. They may not be the only ones but they seem to be the most popular target.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
CaptainExplosion said:

So who has the patent on analog triggers now?

Dunno and my info may be off. Going off memory. The only thing is I know for sure is Nintendo went through a lawsuit and stopped producing controllers with analog triggers. I was a little off on timing as post Gamecube they made one more controller with analog controllers. Wii classic controller but then they made a revision with digital. Nintendo seems to always be the hottest target of these claims and lawsuits. They have been dealing with this for years. They may not be the only ones but they seem to be the most popular target.

Must be why parasites like Gamevice are always after them.