Nintendo Hit With $30M Fine Over 3D Patent
PCmag.com reports that Nintendo found itself on the losing end of a patent infringement case Wednesday, resulting in a $30 million fine.
A federal judge this week ruled that Nintendo’s 3DS video-game system infringed on an inventor’s 3D display technology patent, Reuters reported. That inventor, Seijiro Tomita, was awarded $30.2 million in compensatory damages.
The suit dates back to June 2011, when Tomita, a former longtime Sony employee, filed a complaint against Nintendo, claiming that the Japanese company stole from his 2008 patent covering glasses-less 3D technology.
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