Nintendo Tried to Fight Off Patent Troll, Now Faces Injunction

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Master123

This is one of the sadest things I have ever heard.  How do you get patents for things that are so generic?  This makes it virtually impossible to make a controller without infringing upon these patents.  This is easily one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of. 

 

I award them no points.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKjxFJfcrcA

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plman14

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SpazzAttack

It's rapidly becomming impossible to create any new software without infringing on some obscure software patent somewhere.  The patent system is seriously screwed up because too many things are now allowed to be patentable that were not 15 years ago.  Heck there is a 5 year backlog on software patenets alone! 

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Talcum X

 Cant include these companies without including Gravis and thier GamePad.  Of course, I havnt heard much on Gravis in years so maybe they are no more.

 The laws regarding patent infringments needs to be changed to where the patent holder needs to show a product they have or at least show develpment of said product of the filed patent, showing intent of development and marketing, and not just come up with an idea and sit on it till someone infringis to make money.  It's so bogus.  

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Digital-Storm

This whole patenting of electronics needs to end. It only hold's us back from newer greater games, companys cant make so and so games because they don't have rights and companys can't use so and so idea's because some guy decided to patent the idea and will sue at the moment someone trys the idea. Who will be the first to end it?

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