Company Eleven Engineering Inc. sued three game console manufacturers for illegal use of its patents. Canadian manufacturer of components for electronics companies wants to see representatives in the courtroom Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.
The lawsuit is about patents related to technologies used in wireless game console joysticks, the official name of the patents in question is Radio Frequency Game Controller, Radio Frequency Remote Game Controller and Wireless Game Control System.
Sony, according to prosecutors, infringed patents in the production Playstation 3, Nintendo screwed up by letting out Wii, a Microsoft overlooked (or overlooked too well), developing its own Xbox 360. Eleven Engineering claims that even with a direct indication of the incompetence of using the technologies it has developed, companies, in particular Microsoft, did not withdraw its development from production and did not recognize patent infringement. Several years after the release of the mentioned consoles, the company, apparently, was waiting for an amicable solution to the issue, negotiations were underway, but now the matter will be decided by the court.