Saturday, July 23, 2011
It seems like Impulse Technology ltd. wants to sue Microsoft because of some Kinect patents.
Impulse Technology, based in Ohio, filed a case against Microsoft on July 1, 2011, because they believe that Microsoft used technology that was not theirs. The patents are specifically for technology that track a person's movement and play video games without a controller. The complaint from Impulse Technology states that Microsoft was informed of these patents before and that Microsoft has willfully ignored such statements. Basically, Impulse Technology wants to sue Microsoft for infringement of certain patents used with the Kinect.
Microsoft isn't alone in the battle though. Video game publishers that are also accused of using the Kinect's technology are stepping up to defend Microsoft. These publishers include Electronic Arts, Sega, and Konami. Supposedly the publishers are "guilty" of distributing games that infringe on some of the Impulse Technology patents.
Overall, Impulse Technology is looking to get injunction, damages, treble damages, interest, and lawyer fees out of Microsoft.
Source: Patent Arcade
Posted by Nimbus
on 07/23 at 01:03 PM
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