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Originally Posted by Fossil View Post
Patents are one thing mankind could do without.
Edit I can't read lol.
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well the patent definitely doesn't look like its for just "a video game controller with analog buttons".

I never thought I'd say this, but I actually HAD to read the abstract of the patent. The formal writing was killing me!
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ya, it looks like it might just be to cover the legal fees and missed/backlogged royalty charges.
Kudos to anascape for not suing for an exuberant amount, just what they should get. =D
post #14 of 39
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
$21 million? That's it? Nintendo can make that up in about a day selling only 84,000 Wiis. That's chump change.
Nintendo doesn't make $250 on every Wii they sell, keep that in mind.

But yeah $21 million for a corp the size of Nintendo is pocket change.
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Patents are one thing mankind could do without.
Patents are one of the foundations of a Capitalist economy my friend........patents provide incentive to develop innovative products. Without it nobody would strive to develop new technology......anyone could steal the idea and make money off it without having to spend the money/time on R&D, while the original inventor makes nothing.
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How could just anyone go and steal the idea? They need to have the resources and the power to even go as far as a company like Nintendo does to actually MAKE it work and function properly. I still stand by patents being a joke. If you want to get somewhere in life you can't depend on others to do it for you(pretty much what a patent is for, to secure a "hopeful" future profit).
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How could just anyone go and steal the idea? They need to have the resources and the power to even go as far as a company like Nintendo does to actually MAKE it work and function properly. I still stand by patents being a joke. If you want to get somewhere in life you can't depend on others to do it for you(pretty much what a patent is for, to secure a "hopeful" future profit).
We'd have next to nothing without something like patents. Why invest millions in R&D if someone will just take your idea when you are done and sell it cheaper than you can (since you just spent millions of research and development.)
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In that case, roll Sony and their DUALSHOCK3 controller into this suit as well!
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post #19 of 39
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Edit I can't read lol.
lol did you think it said parents? I did hah.

had to re-read it XD
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In that case, roll Sony and their DUALSHOCK3 controller into this suit as well!
Nah, I don't see any legal issue with sony. The wii controller and the patent look similar. Both are wireless that has motion sensors.



Now that looks a wii controller.
Edited by wolf_08 - 5/18/08 at 6:54am
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