Submitted by Timberland2K9 1940d ago | article

E3 2010: Kinect Lawsuit Waiting To Happen? Kinect Sounds A Lot Like Kinetic...

Ironstar: We understand the lingo with Microsoft's Kinect (formerly Project Natal), their goal is to unite families under their Kinect motion sensing camera. We all can understand why Microsoft chose the name Kinect; however, I don't know if Sony will remain quiet about the situation. (Kinect, PS2, Xbox 360)

Another One  +   1940d ago
I don't see Sony doing anything. And don't you think MS would do their homework when it comes to naming something?
qface64  +   1940d ago
kinect will get lots of lawsuits not because of the name but just because there is always someone waiting to get royalties (patent trolls)
OneSneakyMofo  +   1940d ago
I agree, man. The patent system is so overly complicated and vast that you have to spend a crapload of money to have people search through it if you want to steer clear of lawsuits. Most companies, however, just settle with the patent trolls for a couple of million.

Honest though, it's pointless, but it's just something else the government can tax us for.
Conloles  +   1940d ago
Thats why MS bought 3DV for the patents so theyre safe on that front, wishful thinking from Ironstar
SasanovaS1987  +   1940d ago
a little bit of weed with some hennessy, will get me ready to set it with kinetic energyyyyy
basicsameh514  +   1940d ago
kinect..kinetic they sound similar but there is no need for a lawsuit sony licensed kinetic not kinect no need for a lawsuit pointless article trying to stir up things
Michael-Jackson  +   1940d ago
Knex are old!...oh wait.
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A change in the wind  +   1940d ago
After the Kinect event, I`d say a lawsuit is the least of Microsoft`s worries right about now.
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labwarrior  +   1940d ago
What event ?
He have not seen any games yet, so keep dreaming
vx  +   1940d ago
good morning.. you have alot to catch
Demon5500  +   1940d ago
Yeah right, dream on
labwarrior  +   1940d ago
Kinetic - Kinect
Two completly different words

Case closed
Ult iMate  +   1940d ago
I think the lawsuits will be all about "I've played Kinect and acsidentally kill all my family".
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Deios  +   1940d ago
There's no case here. But Xbox should of just named project natal, "Natal". Sounded good IMO.
rmedtx888  +   1940d ago
They are right PS2 Kinetic was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the name of Kinect

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