Nintendo has lost a high-profile lawsuit which saw their 3DS 3D-glasses free tech up for dispute.
The lawsuit originates from inventor Seijiro Tomita, who argued the firm copied his glassess-free 3D idea after he demonstrated a working prototype of the technology to Nintendo executives in 2003. Despite Nintendo’s attorneys claiming the demonstration was “one of hundreds” of such meetings, a federal jury has awarded Tomita Technologies with $30.2 million in damages.
Ninetendo has issued a statement, via Polygon, regarding the judgement, which reads as follows:
“A jury awarded $30.2 million in damages to Tomita Technologies in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Tomita against Nintendo. The Tomita patent did not relate to the 3D games playable on the Nintendo 3DS. The trial was held in U.S. District Court in New York before Judge Jed Rakoff.
Nintendo is confident that the result will be set aside. The jury’s verdict will not impact Nintendo’s continued sales in the United States of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories, including the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.”
Judge Judy would be proud.