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Well it's chump change for Nintendo, so this won't affect much assuming the lawsuit has a no-further-suing stipulation.
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a big company like nintendo... $21 million dollars, to them is probably like giving away $50,000.
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a big company like nintendo... $21 million dollars, to them is probably like giving away $50,000.
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Well I guess now all I have to do is make up a company, take an idea that already exists, write up a confusing 15 page technical document and go and sue the pants off the first company I find! You know what, I think I just might patent that idea so I can sue Anascape for millions when they go after the next big company...
    
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It may be 'chump change' for Nintendo, but when an inventor invents or designs something, it sucks big time to have big companies roll you and say, 'you don't like it?? so sue me!" They know that they have the edge because they've got a million lawyers making a million a day, and they know it will be nearly impossible to go up against them. It happens all the time! Are you kidding??? GOOD FOR ANASCAPE for sticking it to Nintendo!!! I'm sure there are more patents to come. It was David vs. Goliath in this one. . . chalk one up for the little guy. And maybe Nintendo will do the right thing by licensing the patents they use!!
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a big company like nintendo... $21 million dollars, to them is probably like giving away $50,000.
Are you saying $21million to Nintendo is like an average person giving away $50,000? Because $50,000 would sure as ish put a dent in my wallet! I'd say it's more like a speeding ticket to most people.
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Patents are one thing mankind could do without.
then what incentive would we have to design stuff?

no patent no money no new designs.
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post #38 of 39
what you guys dont realize is that like kermit said, the larger corperations have the upper hand.

the way a patent works is you come up with an idea, you make it, then document the living hell out of it. you send it in to a patent office, and they post the patent for everyone to see. if your just an ordinary person who invents something like a perpetual motion electrical generator, then you have an issue:

you either get a patent, allowing all other major corperations to see what you have created, steal it, and begin making money off of it. when you see your generator on the shelf of the local home depot, you sue the company. while the company is stalling for time, they're making MILLIONS off your idea. OR:

you just dont create a patent off the item, begin creating it and selling it on your own, then a major corperation just steals the idea, gets it patented first, and your screwed unless you can prove that you had the idea first, then it still reverts to the former situation where your trying to get the corperation into court while they fatten their wallets by the millions.

it's a fairly one sided game, so grats to the little guy sticking it to nintendo!
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Originally Posted by woodpigeon4 View Post
anything that is bad for nintendo is good for me. I hate them!!!
Why?

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Originally Posted by Halo2Vista View Post
a big company like nintendo... $21 million dollars, to them is probably like giving away $50,000.
I'd say it's more like them giving away $21 million dollars.
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