Nintendo To Pay $21M For Game-Controller Patents

Law360, New York (May 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nintendo Inc. was ordered to pay a small Texan patent holder $21 million on Wednesday for infringing patents related to the controllers for its popular GameCube and Wii video-gaming systems.

A federal jury found that Nintendo infringed Anascape Ltd.'s patents with its WaveBird and Gamecube controllers for the GameCube and Wii Classic controller for the Wii. The Wii remote and nunchuck controllers were not included in the suit.

The jury's verdict followed a two-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas....
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