Nintendo Guilty of 3DS Patent Infringement

by on March 14, 2013

Nintendo-Guilty-of-3DS-Patent-InfringementNintendo has been found guilty of patent  infringing over glasses-free 3D.

A federal jury in New York ruled in favour of former Sony inventor Seijiro Tomita, who sued Nintendo over his patent.

Glasses-less 3D technology is of course core to the 3DS handheld – which by the end of 2012 had sold nearly 30 million units worldwide.

Reuters report that Nintendo have been ordered to give Tomita $30.2 million in compensation.

However the Japanese inventor initially wanted an astonishing $9.80 for every 3DS sold, which would have amounted to over $292 million.

Tomita’s attorney, Joe Diamante said following his win: “We are thankful to the jurors for their diligence and hard work. It has been a honor to represent Mr. Tomita and to protect his invention.”