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Jury rules against Nintendo in glasses-free 3D patent lawsuit

Posted on March 13, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, News, Podcast Stories

Seijiro Tomita took Nintendo to court over a glasses-free 3D patent last month after filing a lawsuit back in 2011. Today, a New York federal jury ruled against the company, which will be forced to pay $30.2 million in damages.

Tomita was granted a patent in 2008 for technology that allows users to see 3D content without special glasses. While Nintendo did meet with Tomita in 2003, the hardware manufacturer argued that he was one of many providers it met with and, as The Verge notes, “avoided key aspects of his patent.” The jury sided with Tomita in the end, resulting in the guilty verdict for Nintendo.

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