According to a recent report from Reuters
, a federal jury in New York on Wednesday has found software and hardware giant Nintendo guilty of infringing an inventor's 3-D glassless patent with the 3DS handheld device.
The news comes as the inventor, Seijiro Tomita, was awarded $30.2 million in compensatory damages after it was alleged the former Sony employee approached Nintendo with his 3D glassless patent but was knocked back. Tomita's attorney, Joe Diamante, had told the jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that "Nintendo used technology that Tomita developed for its 3DS."
Defense attorney Scott Lindvall for Nintendo however argued that the 3DS handheld didn't actually use any of the patented technology, instead citing that Tomita was "one of several the company held with vendors selling 3-D display technology."
Although Nintendo has lost the hearing, a company representative has told Polygon
that the "Nintendo is confident that the result will be set aside." The representative also added that the verdict will not "impact Nintendo's continued sales in the United States of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories, including the Nintendo 3DS."