Technology Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's detachable controllers

14:56  11 august  2017
14:56  11 august  2017 Source:   Engadget

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The Nintendo Switch certainly isn't the first gaming tablet, but is it directly riffing on others' ideas? Gamevice thinks so. The accessory maker is suing Nin Latest in Gear. Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch ' s detachable controllers .

The accessory maker is suing Nintendo for allegedly violating a patent for concepts used in the Wikipad, its gaming-orient… More: Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch ’ s detachable controllers .

  Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's detachable controllers © Provided by Engadget The Nintendo Switch certainly isn't the first gaming tablet, but is it directly riffing on others' ideas? Gamevice thinks so. The accessory maker is suing Nintendo for allegedly violating a patent for concepts used in the Wikipad, its gaming-oriented Android slate, as well as its namesake add-on controllers for phones and tablets. According to the suit, the Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers are too close to Gamevice's vision of a combination of detachable game controller and a device with a "flexible bridge section." Not surprisingly, the lawsuit calls for both damages and a ban on Switch sales.

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Nintendo South Wales. The Switch isn’t technically a complete tablet though is it. What a pile of crap, i am confused though are they suing over the tablet or that horrible detachable mess (bad joke btw).

Nintendo to be Summoned to Court for its Detachable Controllers . The lawsuit is meant to seek a heavy sum of money in damages as well as impose a ban on sales of the Switch . Both Gamevice and Nintendo have not responded to any queries so far.

Gamevice declined to comment on the lawsuit. We've reached out to Nintendo as well, and will let you know if it has a response.

In some ways, the lawsuit is an epilogue to a long-running story. The Wikipad team started out with grand plans for tablet gaming in 2012, when it promised elaborate features as glasses-free 3D and game streaming. However, it didn't work out that way: delays and a rethink prompted a change in design, and while the Wikipad did receive some acclaim, Gamevice eventually dropped it in favor of its add-ons for phones and tablets. Although Nintendo's Switch clearly has some differences (it's intended more as a hybrid TV and portable console, for one thing), it's effectively showing what could have been if the Wikipad had taken off.

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