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    Back in 2017, Nintendo lost a court battle, where iLife Technologies took them to court, claiming that they originally had the patent for motion-sensing technology, and that the controllers used for the Nintendo Wii and Wii U both infringed upon them. Their patent was used for motion-sensing in the medical industry. iLife sought $144 million in damages, and after a jury deliberation, they were awarded a smaller sum of $10 million. Nintendo immediately filed for an appeal in court, and now, after two years, a verdict has been handed down. The federal courts in Dallas, Texas, have ruled that the patent was too vague and "impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion". With this ruling, the $10 million dollar fine against Nintendo has been thrown out, invalidating iLife's claims to the patent.

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  3. skullkeeper94

    skullkeeper94 Professional USB Corrupter
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    Oh :D tough luck iLife, better luck on the Joy-Con's motion controls
     
  4. KingVamp

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    Lol Not sure how true this is, but if it was a vague patent, I'm glad it was thrown out.
     
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  5. Crazywhitie

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    So why do we have jury’s? Corrupt USA
     
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    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Great news for Nintendo now ilife employees can experience 2 of the best Mario games ever galaxy 1 and 2
     
  7. JuanMena

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    Wow!
    They must have a heck of lawyers on their side.
     
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  8. Wuigi

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    Still fascinating nintendo got away with charging over 30$ for a few buttons, with a bad motion sensor and rumble motor and 15$ for an analog stick with a few buttons.
    Bought bootleg wii remotes for 10$ and never looked back.
     
  9. the_randomizer

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    Ha! Suck it, you stupid patent trolls :lol: good, hope they hurt for a long time x3
     
  10. LiveLatios

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    who tf are ilife?
     
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    What do you mean? The jury in federal appeals court decided to overturn the previous verdict. How do juries make the US Corrupt?
     
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    Some Chinese fucks that tried to make a quick buck off ther failed product
     
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    So can iLife do anything about this?
     
  14. DANTENDO

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    Oh dear someone forgetting people at nintendo need to be paid and make profit so they can continue giving us great games
     
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    Why do they charge $60 for a cheap disc with data on it? Or $300 for a big box of metal?
     
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    A fair judgement I’d say, iirc the allegations were ridiculously broad. A case of, we use things to detect motion, so no one else (who’s making enough money to make it worthwhile suing) can.
     
  17. Arras

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    Generally you get what you pay for with controllers. The cheap ones tend to have worse/sticky buttons, break faster, be less responsive, or just not feel as good to use. The Wii Remote isn't exactly my favorite controller either, but there's a reason the "little brother gets the knockoff madcatz controller" memes exist.
     
  18. leon315

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    It's weird that iLife hasn't tried to bring $ony to court because of PS move controllers.
     
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  19. LiveLatios

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    joycons are overpriced. they cost a ton and break from using them as they're intended
     
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  20. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
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    I was gonna say that lol.
     
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    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Sony must of gave them at the time 50inch 1080p tvs:D
     
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