Microsoft, Others Sued Over Motion Tracking IP

By Erin Coe (July 5, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. and eight video game makers were targeted in a suit in Delaware on Friday alleging they infringed several of Impulse Technology Ltd.'s motion tracking patents.

The Bay Village, Ohio-based plaintiff alleges that Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console add-on Kinect improperly incorporates technology that tracks users' movements and lets them play video games without a controller. Meanwhile, Electronic Arts Inc., Sega of America Inc. and the other video game makers stand accused of making exercise games, sports games and other games designed for the Kinect system that violate Impulse's technology.

Impulse asserts a total of seven patents in the suit....

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