Nintendo Loses Wii U Controller Patent Infringement Case Against Philips In UK
The patents concern motion, gesture, and pointing control that Philips licenses to companies that make set-top boxes and game consoles, and the company has asserted that Nintendo has been using the technology in the Wii U without a functioning license agreement.
Philips spokesman Bjorn Teuwsen told the outlet that the company had been trying to come to terms with Nintendo for the last several years, but failing that decided to resort to legal action. Philips started by filing suit in Germany and the UK in 2012, France last year, and the U.S. this spring.
That Philips has won one of those suits already does not bode well for Nintendo.