A federal jury in New York last month found that video game company Nintendo Co. infringed an inventor’s 3-D display technology patent with its handheld 3DS videogame system. The jury awarded the inventor, Seijiro Tomita, $30.2 million in compensatory damages. The patent relates to technology that Tomita developed for providing 3-D images without the need for 3-D glasses. The case was tried in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
The jury found that Nintendo used technology that Tomita developed for its 3DS. Tomita is a former longtime Sony Corp. employee. The defense was that the 3DS doesn’t use key aspects of Tomita’s patent. A 2003 meeting involving Nintendo officials and Tomita was important. Tomita, 58, sued Nintendo and its U.S. unit in 2011 for patent infringement. Joe Diamante, a lawyer from New York City, represented Mr. Tomita in this lawsuit. He did a very good job for him.
Source: Insurance Journal
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