USITC Is Investigating Nintendo For Switch Patent Infringement

Posted: May 2 2018, 9:18am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
USITC is Investigating Nintendo for Switch Patent Infringement
  • ITC could Ban Nintendo Imports in the US for Patent Infringement

USITC has announced that they will be investigating Nintendo on patent infringement charges until which the imports will be held for the game developer

Nintendo Switch seems to have hit its first bump in the road. The gaming console became a huge hit among gamers worldwide. It became a best seller with its sales in the U.S. However, there was a case that really did not catch anyone’s attention.

A case filed by Gamevice against Nintendo for patent infringement. Gamevice filed the case that Nintendo Switch had stolen their detachable control designs. The case was dropped voluntarily by Gamevice but they continued to pursue it outside the court.

They might have achieved success. USITC has announced that they will be taking a closer look at Nintendo Switch for "certain portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components thereof".

Now if you know Nintendo Switch, the Joy Cons are detachable in the docked mode, which can be attached to the console in handheld mode. Gamevice designed detachable controls for phones.

Gamevice is asking ITC to serve Nintendo with a "limited exclusion order" or a cease and desist order. If passed, ITC can keep Nintendo from importing Nintendo Switch consoles in the U.S.

ITC has said in a statement that it "has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case." Nintendo has not made any official statements about the whole case. Nintendo sales will definitely take a hit as the summer approaches.

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