Nintendo guilty of patent infrigement on 3DS technology

A federal jury in New York has today found that Nintendo has infringed an inventor's 3D display technology patent in its handheld video game system, the 3DS. The patent relates to tech that Seijiro Tomita developed for producing 3D images without the need for 3D glasses.

According to a report by Reuters, Nintendo's defence attorney Scott Lindvall argued that the 3DS doesn't use key aspects of Tomita's patent, however the court didn't see it that way with Tomita being awarded $30.2 million in compensatory damages.

In an email after the verdict, attorney Joe Diamante said, "We are thankful to the jurors for their diligence and hard work," he added, "It has been a honor to represent Mr. Tomita and to protect his invention."

Source: Reuters