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Nintendo Loses Court Case Against No-Glasses 3D

Post by Winters Thief Zero on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:43 pm

Nintendo has lost a court case against their use of glasses-free 3D on the Nintendo 3DS. A lawsuit had been filed back in 2011 by Seijiro Tomita of Tomita Technologies USA, arguing that he had patented the 3D technology. He said he had presented it to Nintendo for use on their next handheld before the Nintendo 3DS was released, but Nintendo declined the offer. Yet it seems they used it anyway...

Nintendo must now give Seijiro Tomita 1.82% of the wholesale price for the 3DS on each console sold. Source



We haven't heard about Nintendo actually losing a case for a really long time, so that surprises me. I guess Nintendo is going to be losing their profit on the 3DS, it is already selling for a much lower price than it costs to create the 3DS.


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Re: Nintendo Loses Court Case Against No-Glasses 3D

Post by Luma Party on Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:46 pm

Nintendo made their own mistake here.
While they were the larger company, Tomita presented very precise evidence.
Nintendo could have just simply said yes to the offer for the 3DS.
The only reason they didn't was to save money.

I understand how all this works now. I should be a lawyer.


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Re: Nintendo Loses Court Case Against No-Glasses 3D

Post by Jingle Guy on Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:08 am

Not much lost since the 3DS has made Nintendo more money then they can lose at this point. Still they should have worked out a deal with Glasses 3D.


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Re: Nintendo Loses Court Case Against No-Glasses 3D

Post by Winters Thief Zero on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:39 am

@Luma
Well, if they were going to deny the offer, they could've still made their own glasses-free 3D technology for the 3DS. They probably WERE in the prototype before he made the offer, unless it was before the 3DS had 3D. Razz



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