Lawsuit Filed Against Nintendo For Use Of Patents In Nintendo Switch Without Permission

By   /   Aug 11, 2017
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Nintendo Switch has proved to be very successful for Nintendo and continues to top company’s expectations. However, the hybrid console might be in trouble as Nintendo is facing a lawsuit regarding its newly released console. The lawsuit against Nintendo has been filed by Gamevice who claims Nintendo Switch is using their patents.

Gamevice is an accessory manufacturer and the company has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo and claims that the company is using their patents for Nintendo Switch without their permission. The lawsuit calls for Nintendo paying the damages and a ban on Nintendo Switch sales.

As reported by Engadget, “According to the Suit, the Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers are too close to Gamevice’s vision of a combination of detachable game controller and a device with a ‘flexible bridge section. Not surprisingly, the lawsuit calls for both damages and a ban on Switch sales.”

However, ban on Switch sales seems too far fetched and given that Nintendo is a huge company it might be difficult for Gamevice to actually pull it off.

As we mentioned earlier, Switch has proved to be successful and third-party developers and publishers are starting to bring their titles to the hybrid console. Ubisoft along with Capcom has announced quite a few titles for Switch.

Despite Capcom announcing a few titles for Nintendo Switch Capcom is not bringing its titles to Switch outright as the company has noted that their strategy for Switch depends on Monster Hunter XX.

The Nintendo Switch seems to be doing very well, and we look forward to further growth in its install base. Beginning with Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) Nintendo Switch Ver. for Japan, we are evaluating how we will support this platform in the future.

What do you think of lawsuit filed against Nintendo? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Engadget

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