Sections

 Get your job in front of the right talentSearch our CV libraryUtilise the global reach of Gamesindustry.biz

Nintendo wins patent dispute against Gamevice

Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidates all 19 of mobile accessories maker's claims against platform holder

Nintendo has been triumphant in defending itself against claims that the Switch's Joy-Con controllers infringe on patents owned by Gamevice.

The mobile accessories firm filed a lawsuit against Nintendo back in 2018, claiming that the console/handheld hybrid copies ideas from its own detachable controllers for smartphones and tablets.

However, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated all 19 of Gamevice's claims against Nintendo, according to Law360.

"Gamevice does not contest Nintendo's showing that these dependent claims are unpatentable, nor does Gamevice offer any other argument or evidence in support of patentability," the board said.

This was the second time Gamevice had taken legal action against Nintendo, following an investigation by the International Trade Commission.

However, this was closed in October 2019 after Nintendo was cleared of infringement. Gamevice is appealing this decision.

The news follows Nintendo's defeated attempt to dismiss a class-action lawsuit over Joy-Con drift.

 Get your job in front of the right talentSearch our CV libraryUtilise the global reach of Gamesindustry.biz

More stories

Pokémon Sword and Shield leakers to pay $150,000 in damages

The Pokémon Company settled the lawsuit, which targeted individuals who had leaked pages from the titles' strategy guide

By Marie Dealessandri

Nintendo Direct leads E3 2021 viewership with 3.1m at peak

The platform holder was followed by the Xbox/Bethesda showcase with 2.3 million peak viewers

By Marie Dealessandri

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.