Three-and-a-half months after it was hit with $21 million verdict for infringing the patents of a small Texas gaming company, Nintendo is again under fire from a digital technology company claiming patent infringement in Nintendo’s Wii motion sensing system.
The latest action, filed by Rockville, Md.-based Hillcrest Labs, accuses Nintendo, based in Kyoto, Japan, of violating four patents, including three linked to the Wii’s unique controller. That device enables users to mimic actions such as the swing of a tennis racket or a baseball bat; the game senses the motions and transfers them to on-screen characters.
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