Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Sued Over Joystick Patent

Law360, New York (January 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Texas-based investment company has decided to stick it to Microsoft Corp., Nintendo Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp., filing a lawsuit against the three video console producers over a patent for a low-voltage joystick port.

The suit, filed by Fenner Investment Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claims that the three companies are currently infringing on and continue to infringe on its “low-voltage joystick port interface” invention.

The patent covers the way a joystick connects and communicates with the microprocessors...
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