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Nintendo sued, reasons unclear

June 17, 2007
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A company by the name of Lonestar Inventions LP, ironically located in Texas, is asking for triple damages and an injunction against everybody’s best friend, Nintendo of America, using a technology that doesn’t belong to them. What’s the problem, exactly? Great question.

In 1993, one of Lonestar’s principals, Osman E. Akcasu, patented a structure for capacitors that took up less space on a semiconductor chip by using parallel conducting strips.

Ok, go on.

Lonestar claimed that the same design shows up in Nintendo products but didn’t identify any.

Hmm.

Phillip Bruns, a lawyer for the company, said it appears in the Wii projects.

If they didn’t wanna say, why even bother filing the lawsuit?

The Argus Observer

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2007 5:05 pm

    In Texas they don’t have to give a reason. Like a recent Texan president that doesn’t give any reason to start a war.

    Lets not get political. Watch it be for N64 or something.

  2. June 18, 2007 11:19 am

    Reasons are clear, actually: Nintendo has LOTS of money, so everyone in the U.S. is going to throw all kinds of lawsuits at it, see if any stick! That is the main reason Nintendo has held back on its online gaming plans, me thinks: lawsuits from greedy U.S. lawyers!

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