Accessory Company Sues Nintendo Over Switch Design

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Nintendo Switch has engaged in copycat behavior due to which it is now in hot water. The accessory manufacturer is also hoping to prevent the production and sale of anymore Nintendo Switch consoles.

Gamevice was granted a patent for the Gamevice controller in 2015, titled "Combination Computing Device and Game Controller with Flexible Bridge Section", on which the company alleges the Nintendo Switch is infringing. The lawsuit was filed on August 9, and you can read the full text of it here.

"One major component of our Tegra business is the Nintendo Switch gaming console, and it's just doing incredibly well", he told investors."I'm so happy for Nintendo because they're risk takers". Gamevice says that Nintendo infringes US patent number 9,126,119 called "Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section". Needless to say, this accessory was designed in a way in that you could play mobile games using traditional console controls. If the Switch gets banned, it will leave millions of fans disappointed.

In October past year, Nintendo announced a new home gaming console, the Nintendo Switch.

Gamevice dropped its Wikipad and instead went for add-ons for phones and tablets.

Among some of the stuff it lured its consumers with may be included glasses-free 3D and game streaming.

Where is Gamevice's lawsuit headed?

Nintendo Switch has some similarity with Wikipad, but there are many differences as well. In contrast, the Wikipad controllers clip on.

A Nintendo Wii U early concept. The company's Switch console is a little bit of both, though it too is attracting litigation. First was the Wikipad, a tablet with controller launched in 2013; a tablet would slide and click into a relatively large controller, as you can see below.

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