WiiU

Secure Axcess Sues Nintendo for Patent Infringement

by Aaron R. Brown - April 16, 2014, 6:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: The Southeast Texas Record

Yup, again.

Both Nintendo Co. Ltd. and Nintendo of America, Inc., along with a slew of other companies, are being accused of patent infringement by Secure Axcess, LLC,

The patent in question was issued February 18, 2003, and is for "a computer providing multiple display capability where one display presents the current document and another display may show a true display of a previously opened document."

Compensatory damages, costs, among other reliefs are what Secure Axcess is looking to gain for the companies selling the Wii U without license or authorization.

This isn't the first time Secure Axcess has taken legal action to Nintendo, either. Last January, the company summoned Nintendo for infringement for the very same patent as the new Wii U case, except with the Nintendo DS, DS Lite, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL.

Talkback

pokepal148April 17, 2014

If you're taking this long to go after them for this then you've already lost all credibility.

AdrockApril 17, 2014

You need to have credibility first in order to lose it. This is more reaffirming their lack of credibility and status as patent trolls, not that anyone asked for either/both to be reaffirmed.

EnnerApril 17, 2014

Patent reform can't come soon enough.

ThePermApril 17, 2014

yeah sue nintendo for a technology they are licensing....

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 17, 2014

Quote from: pokepal148

If you're taking this long to go after them for this then you've already lost all credibility.

Not that I think there's any merit here, but this statement is untrue.

There are a multitude of reasons why it might take awhile to file a lawsuit.  You have to evaluate the technology and determine how close it is to what you have.  Have a few experts look at it and support your claim (which might mean shopping around until you can find enough who do).  Find a law firm that's willing to take on the case (which can mean a lot of explaining of technical lingo and a lot of bargaining on how to pay for the lawsuit/divvy up the winnings).  Then, there's a few months of "good faith" efforts to negotiate with the offending party to come to an agreement out of court (so that when/if you do go to court, you can show you're not just out for a payday, that you did make reasonable efforts to work with the offending party beforehand).

CericApril 17, 2014

I'm guessing they didn't win the DS line case.

Also that particular patent can apply to ANY COMPUTER PERIOD.  That is way to broad to have been patentable.

ikki5April 17, 2014

Quote from: Ceric

I'm guessing they didn't win the DS line case.

Also that particular patent can apply to ANY COMPUTER PERIOD.  That is way to broad to have been patentable.

that is probably why they did the Patent like that, so they can try and get free money from any kind of computer.

Ian SaneApril 17, 2014

So right now my PC is connected to two monitors so I guess I'm infringing on this patent!  OH NO!!!

Software patents make no sense because software is already considered intellectual property under copyright law.  What else is covered under both?  It's not like I can patent a style of music.  No, I can only copyright individual songs and go after people who use that song's melody or lyrics in a song they claim authorship of.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, April 17, 2014

Quote from: Ceric

I'm guessing they didn't win the DS line case.

Also that particular patent can apply to ANY COMPUTER PERIOD.  That is way to broad to have been patentable.

Well, I was able to patent the word "Central." Now, Central Park is half mine.

ShayminApril 18, 2014

Hey, let's see where this is being filed...

Source:  The Southeast Texas Record

Figured.

Quote from: Ceric

I'm guessing they didn't win the DS line case.

Also that particular patent can apply to ANY COMPUTER PERIOD.  That is way to broad to have been patentable.

Sadly, I could not find any final results whatsoever regarding the DS line case.

pokepal148April 18, 2014

Yeah seriously, I'm going to patent the 'patent' and make a patent infringement case against anyone who owns a patent.

jawsisraApril 18, 2014

Nintendo Lost the DS case.  They have to pay them like $3 per ever DS ever sold and are currently selling. 

The Compy try to get the DS and 3DS banned in the USA but it did not work

What will happen is Nintendo will pay them a good sum of $ and we will not hear the outcome


I support Patent Reform

CericApril 18, 2014

Are patent system needed to be reformed in the 90's when it was clear this was going to be a problem in the future.

the asylumApril 18, 2014

Quote from: Shaymin

Hey, let's see where this is being filed...

Source:  The Southeast Texas Record

Figured.

Texas, where the Affluenza Epidemic all started

BlackNMild2k1April 18, 2014

Quote from: Ian

So right now my PC is connected to two monitors so I guess I'm infringing on this patent!  OH NO!!!

Software patents make no sense because software is already considered intellectual property under copyright law.  What else is covered under both?  It's not like I can patent a style of music.  No, I can only copyright individual songs and go after people who use that song's melody or lyrics in a song they claim authorship of.

Back in 924 BC, I patented the use of audio tones used in collaboration with each other to make sounds that have a recognizable rhythm and/or beat that may or may not be accompanied by vocal projections to make what will one day be called music....a term that I also be patented.


I'm putting together the lawsuit now. I'm gonna be filthy rich.

Pixelated PixiesApril 18, 2014

As the legal owner of the patent for patenting both 'things' and 'stuff', I can assure you my lawyers will in contact with Secure Axcess.

I've patented the English language, so anytime you say or write using that language you owe me $5.

Pixelated PixiesApril 19, 2014

你是一个天才


CericApril 21, 2014

Quote from: NWR_insanolord

I've patented the English language, so anytime you say or write using that language you owe me $5.

I'm glad I speak Ceric.  It just seems like English.

pokepal148April 21, 2014

I've patented the use of 'breathing'

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