Nintendo Sued Over 3-D Gaming Patent

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT) -- A technology company owned by a former Sony Corp. engineer sued Nintendo Co. and its U.S. unit Wednesday in New York for allegedly infringing a patent with its new 3-D gaming system.

Tomita Technologies International Inc. says Nintendo's 3DS system, which launched in the U.S. in March, infringes U.S. Patent Number 7,417,664, which covers a 3-D display technology that does not require special glasses.

"Nintendo's America's infringement of the '664 patent has been, and continues to be, willful," TTI said in its complaint.

The complaint does not outline how the 3DS, a hand-held gaming system that retails for about $250, allegedly...

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