Nintendo: "We Refuse to Succumb to Patent Trolls"

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  1. saberjoy
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    [​IMG]Lol at Nintendo calling them trolls
     


  2. chartube12

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    Nintendo brides the patent offices..I think so.
     
  3. BORTZ

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    Well good for N. I think there are far too many frivolous law suits today anyways.
     
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  4. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

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    Do you mean bribes?
    And I doubt it, I mean, if you read that patent, it's completely different from the wii fit, that thing had a friggin char and was connected to a desktop... Nothing like the square wii fit where you stand on it, and you don't use a mouse like depicted on that pic.
     
  5. Hells Malice

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    That patent has nothing to do with Wii Fit...
    Jesus christ, people should go make their own ideas instead of trying to sue people to make money from theirs.
     
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  6. Satangel

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    Sueing people is much easier to make money, than trying to make your own ideas.
     
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  7. Hells Malice

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    Which is why judges should be given rifles. Suing someone for a retarded reason? Judge pulls out the rifle and ends you. Problem solved and no more time and money wasted. A person trying to steal someone elses money wasn't contributing to society anyway.
     
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  8. triassic911

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    Yeah, I mean just just look at Apple.

    Do you guys think Nintendo is using the term 'troll' correctly?
     
  9. Veho

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    "Patent troll is a pejorative term used for a person or company who buys and enforces patents against one or more alleged infringers in a manner considered by the target or observers as unduly aggressive or opportunistic, often with no intention to further develop, manufacture or market the patented invention."

    tl;dr: yes.
     
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  10. MEGAMANTROTSKY

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    Even so, I think that "patent squatters" would be a little more accurate. Eh. I still got their point regardless.
     
  11. Rydian

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    "Squatter" indicates a lack of action.
     
  12. GreatZimkogway

    GreatZimkogway Still a Touhou Fanatic

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    Which is exactly what a "Patent Troll" is. They patent stuff and then never use it, and instead go after companies who allegedly infringe on their patents.

    @OP - Nintendo called them "Trolls" because that's what the official name is.
     
  13. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Dear Nintendo,

    F*** you, you're a patent troll yourself so you shouldn't even comment on the issue. As a fortunate owner of Tengen's Tetris for the NES I have a right to be a snob about this... :creep:
     
  14. Rydian

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    I meant lack of action versus action as in suing versus doing nothing.
     
  15. Gahars

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    Well, hey, I'll give the patent trolls credit for creativity.

    Speaking of, has anyone trademarked the term "patent troll" yet?
     
  16. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    or copy other peoples idea and claim them as your own :creep:
     
  17. ferofax

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    nope. Patent Trolls aggressively "troll" infringers, whereas Patent Squatters just... sit there, refusing to give up whatever patents they hold, effectively stopping another company from developing that tech further because of infringement.

    Of course, companies can always opt to just take infringe the tech involved and deal with the squatter if the issue comes up.
     
  18. MEGAMANTROTSKY

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    Well, okay. I'm still not convinced that the terms are all that different, since "squatters" seem to become "trolls" after their patents are infringed. "Patent squatter", in my opinion, describes the central problem better (and consequently the problem with the US patent system in general) than troll. To each his own, I suppose.
     
  19. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Makes you wonder why Nintendo hasn't put Sony out of business with their patent infringements with the motion controller.
     
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  20. Qtis

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    Because Nintendo doesn't own motion controlling. Hell the PS2 with an Eyetoy was able to do the same kind of motion controlling that the PS Move does now. That was ages ago. Also the tech used on the PS Move is completely different compared to the Wii controller. The patent system isn't really about patenting ideas, it's about patenting the tech. Nintendo may have been the first to make motion controlling mainstream, but Nintendo doesn't own motion controlling per se.