Nintendo and Sony sued over Bluetooth controllers

Money money moneyA mostly unknown company called Copper Innovations Group has filed a lawsuit against two of the big three game console manufacturers. While Microsoft is dealing with angry Live subscribers, it looks like Sony and Nintendo will be working to squash Copper Innovations’ patent infringement claim.

The suit alleges that the two companies have copied technology detailed in a 1996 patent filing that "covers a method for connecting devices to a system and sorting their inputs by means of hardware identification numbers tied to each transmission." Basically, what that means is that each players’ Bluetooth controller for the Wii and PS3 are recognized separately by the consoles, and Copper Innovations thought up that concept.

The company is seeking damages and attorney fees, as well as trying to get an injunction barring further infringement. Really, they just want to be paid off. Scavengers.

Neither Nintendo nor Sony has made a comment on this issue as of yet.


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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