View Full Version : UK Court Rules Nintendo Infringed Philip's Patents

06-20-2014, 11:20 AM
A court in the UK ruled today that Nintendo violated patents owned by Phillips that relate to the Wii and Wii U's use of motion controls. There are similar cases pending in the United States, France and Germany. In the case pending in the US Philips has asked for the court to block the sale of Wii and Wii U consoles entirely in the country.

While what happens next after this verdict isn't clear yet, it seems possible that this could have an impact on the pending cases. While I think Nintendo and Philips will come to some sort of agreement to allow continued Wii U sales in the US and around the world or be directed by a court to pay Philips damages but continue to sell the system, this could potentially be a large financial problem for Nintendo and possibly an obstacle to increasing system sales.

What do you all think?


06-20-2014, 11:45 AM

06-20-2014, 01:04 PM
Happens with most systems. Sales will not be blocked, a settlement will be made quietly.