ITC To Probe Nintendo Switch Over Rival's Patent Claims

Law360 (May 2, 2018, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Tuesday it will investigate Nintendo after a California-based rival alleged that imports of the new Nintendo Switch console with detachable controllers infringe its patents.

The ITC said that after considering Gamevice Inc.'s complaint, filed in March, it will probe whether Nintendo Co Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary Nintendo of America Inc. has violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by importing and selling products that allegedly infringe Gamevice's patents for handheld gaming devices with detachable controllers. Gamevice is also seeking to bar the imports of the video game giant's latest console into the U.S....

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