Nintendo was found guilty by a US jury for infringing Seijiro Tomita’a patent for glasses-free 3D technology. Seijiro Tomita, a former Sony inventor, was asking for $9.80 for every 3DS sold, which would have come out to about $300 million. While the court did rule in his favour, he was awarded just $30.2 million.
Nintendo’s defense centered on the parts Nintendo didn’t use from the patent in question, but the fact that Nintendo met with Tomita in 2003 seems to have clinched it.
“We are thankful to the jurors for their diligence and hard work,” attorney Joe Diamante said. “It has been a honor to represent Mr. Tomita and to protect his invention.”
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