Friday, August 04, 2006

Anascape files lawsuit against Microsoft and Nintendo!!

A texas-based company known as Anascape, has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo and Microsoft for using using terms they have patents for to describe their controllers. These patents include the following terms:

  • Game Controller with Analog Pressure Sensor(s)
  • Variable-Conductance Sensor with Elastomeric Dome-Cap
  • Variable-Conductance Sensor
  • Remote Controller with Analog Button(s)
  • 3D Controller with Vibration
In total the lawsuit includes 12 patents by Anascape. Anascape says Nintendo and Microsoft can remove their current controllers from being used on their systems, or a fee be paid. Both Nintendo and Microsoft, made no comments since the suit was filed.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's just wrong!

the dude said...

That is really messed up! Why would someone got out of their way to patent crap like that!

wiiman463 said...

I looked it up, and anascape patented those all in the 90s! These people seriously freak me out....

Anonymous said...

Hey, it looks like Matt got his wish! Now, he has 4 pieces of feedback! That should hold him for a while! :D