Nintendo, LG Hit With Patent Suits Over Microprocessors

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- Nintendo Co. Ltd. and LG Electronics Inc. face allegations that their consumer electronics devices infringe a number of microprocessor patents in lawsuits brought by licensing partners Technology Properties Ltd. LLC and Patriot Scientific Corp. in California federal court on Tuesday.

TPL and Patriot, which together vest their patent holdings in fellow co-plaintiff Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC, said that both Nintendo's DSi portable game console and LG's Lucid 4G LTE smartphone co-opt three patents related to microprocessor technology, alleging both direct and induced and contributory infringement against...
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