A case started in a Texas district court a few days back alleging that Nintendo and Microsoft had breached a game controller patent. Or two. Or more.
hope they have to pay. it'll teach them a lesson.
ur f'in retarded
In most of the cases in which MS is sued, they always come out on top. That will be the same in this case as well as the ongoing case with EU.
I've never really been fond of the EU but that case is ridiculous, they're just attacking MS and hoping people will support it.
My Linux distro comes with 5 media players in the default install and has numerous available on the repos but RealPlayer is hard to get in comparison.
Apple bundle Quicktime and Itunes (and have vendor lockin with Itunes)- but does the EU care? No.
At least I think is over.
Now is a question if WINDOWS API documentation that MS provides to developers is the same they use in development of their own applications, for example MS Office. Some believe that OS has build in more efficient API, that is Undocumented and which gives MS unfair advantage over competition. That would make MS apps running faster and more responsive . The same question was raised by us devs few years ago.
Besides MS was sued already over soft bundle in US. That's why XP gives you some choices or at least makes easier to change default settings.
Windows has 90% market share. I guess when Apple or Linux will get there then EU ..........like this going to happened.
they didn't come out on top with immerson.
Microsoft settled with Immersion for far less than they were asking in the lawsuit, and bought a sizeable piece of Immersion stock, to boot. So when Sony finally loses their appeal in THEIR case with Immersion, they will basically have to pay money to.... Microsoft. Genius!
if sony can invent a complicated thing like the cell and blu ray and if ms can invent windows y cant they all just invent simple vibrations in their conrollers?
i dont think its that hard anyway, look at moblie phones they vibrate and people like nokia and sony erricson invent them so y cant they.
by the way thanks shadow strom for this great article its about time that nintendo got sued
MS did not 'invented' Windows.
Even though Apple was first to introduce Graphical User Interface to consumer market, Gates and Jobs got first experience with GUI when they have been invited to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. Way back when Microsoft worked for Apple.
It's Shadowstorm. Not Shadow strom.
But your welcome, I guess.
Look who copied who now? Looks like they are in a bit of a pickle. Thats a whole lot of patent infrigements to theres like 5 of them.
Should just settle and move on and NOT do what sony did and try to fight it... A patent is a patent.
FYI patents suck big time and should be more regulated. Funny how all these years go by before they sue...
How is it that Nintendo and Microsoft would be implicated...but not Sony? Especially when all three deal/dealt with Immersion?
Hold on doesn't immersion own the patents, and isn't immersion now have a chunk of it bought by microsoft. Not worried about MS being sued since they are made up of lawyers but how would Nintendo fair. Most likely Microsoft and Nintendo would work together to get that company in such a legal expense bind that it would have to get into bankrupcy.
Odds are none of these will hold up in court, and in fact once the discovery process takes place the suit will pobably be thrown out. Everyone of those patent titles describes a piece of technology in general use years before the named date of 1999. Note that that patent is the oldest one.
Good lord, I used "Analog Controls Housed with Electronic Displays", "Variable Conductance Sensors", and "Remote Controller with Analog Pressure Sensor" over twenty years ago in the Army. And take note that "Remote Controller with Analog Button" describes every remote control made since the 1950's.
This sort of trash is why the patent system is in dire need of an overhaul.
those patent technologies are used in so many devices, its not just MS and nintendo that use them, including sony and it is beyond me why they are not after sony as well.
lol! cuz sony is not rumbling in the jungle anymore with them
This is just some moronic group of toads trying to grab a piece of the pie with out actually earning it. This lawsuit doesn't look like it's going anywhere as the features of these patents have been around for a lot longer than the patents in many electroninc devices. Video games are just very popular now and look like a juicy target. MS will brush this lawsuit aside like a bug and Nintendo probably won't have much problem with it either.
This is one of the dumbest accusations I've ever heard of. Why wasn't Sony sued, too!? They use the same thing! Comparable to if Zenith tried suing Magnavox for using the same technology in the "POWER" button on their remotes. Retarded. Hands-down.
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