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Gamevice brings yet another accusation of Nintendo patent infringement

This is the peripherals manufacturer's third attempt at such a complaint

Once again, Wikipad manufacturer Gamevice has filed a complaint against Nintendo over what it considers to be patent infringement.

The complaint has been filed with the US International Trade Commission, requesting an investigation by the government into what Gamevice believes to be an infringement by Nintendo of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Effectively, this section allows the prohibition of the sale of imports when that import is deemed to violate an existing US patent.

More specifically, Bloomberg Law says the complaint is regarding the Nintendo Switch console and its Joy-Con controllers, which Gamevice believes to infringe upon its own patent for attachable handheld controllers for smartphones and tablets.

Gamevice has already attempted similar complaints as well as lawsuits in the past, including a 2017 lawsuit Gamevice eventually dismissed and a 2018 lawsuit coupled with a similar USITC complaint, which Nintendo won last month.

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