Nintendo's Wii, 3DS Targeted In Texas Patent Suit

By Jonathan Randles (November 19, 2012, 3:45 PM EST) -- Nintendo Co. Ltd. was sued Friday by a Texas company that claims the Japanese-gaming giant's Wii and 3DS gaming systems infringe one of its patents.

Motion Games LLC alleges Nintendo's gaming systems infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,167,607 titled, "Vision Target Based Assembly." The '607 patent was invented by Timothy R. Pryor who holds numerous patents related to interactive video game technology, the lawsuit said.

The complaint names Nintendo and its Austin, Texas-based subsidiary Retro Studios Inc., which developed popular Wii titles "Metroid Prime: Trilogy" and "Donkey Kong Country Returns." The lawsuit also targets GameStop Corp., the largest video game retailer in...

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