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Speculation: Is Sony's PS Cloud Patent for the PlayStation 4? 250°
March 31, 2009 // 8:29 pm - Sony has patented the 'PS Cloud' with the US Patent and Trademark Office, following the announcement of a number of new 'cloud gaming' services such as OnLive and Playcast Media at this year's Games Developers Conference.

To quote: The patent has lead to speculation that Sony Computer Entertainment may well be looking to 'cloud gaming' - where the processing power of a home console is replaced by that of a remote server outside of the gamer's home - as a...

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Microsoft Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Halo & XBox 250°
March 14, 2009 // 6:06 pm - Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it settled a patent-infringement suit in which a New York company was demanding $90 million in royalties on the Xbox video game system.

Financial terms weren't disclosed, Microsoft spokesman David Bowermaster said, adding that it was an "amicable agreement." The settlement cuts short a trial that started this week over the suit, filed by closely held PalTalk Holdings Inc.

"The parties have settled the case, and PalTalk is quite pleased...

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Sony, Nintendo, and Nokia Sued Over Wireless Patent 100°
February 23, 2009 // 8:24 pm - Sony, Nintendo, and Nokia are currently infringing on patents related to the connectivity of handheld gaming devices, a new complaint says.

To quote: A court filing obtained by Edge from February 13 shows that Plano, Tex.-based Wall Wireless LLC is suing Sony, Nintendo, Nokia and related companies including Sony Computer Entertainment America and Nintendo of America for allegedly infringing upon U.S. patent...

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Nintendo Patent Reveals 'Kind Code' Game Hint System Coming 50°
January 10, 2009 // 11:33 pm - Nintendo is working on a gameplay system meant to ease the pain of completing a difficult game, without watering it down so much that it turns hardcore gamers off.

The new system, described in a patent filed by Nintendo Creative Director Shigeru Miyamoto on June 30, 2008, but made public today, looks to solve the issue of casual gamers losing interest in a game before they complete it,...

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Sony Fined $18.5 Million in Patent Infringement Suit 50°
November 18, 2008 // 9:46 pm - Over two years ago, Agere Systems filed a suit against Sony for potential infringement on patents regarding "wireless local area network apparatus."

Looks like the courts ruled in Agere Systems' favor.

Sony has been fined $18.5 million for use of the technology in their devices, such as the Mylo and PlayStation Portable.

Finally, the jury ruled that the patent infringement was willful.

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Firm Sues Nintendo for Patent Infringement 200°
August 20, 2008 // 9:09 pm - Hillcrest Labs, a Maryland-based technology firm, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo in US Federal Court today, claiming that Nintendo's Wii console violated Hillcrest Labs' patent rights.

Hillcrest Labs alleges that Nintendo violated patents relating to a handheld three-dimensonal pointing device.

The company said that it holds 29 patents relating to that technology.

"While Hillcrest Labs has a great deal of respect for Nintendo and the Wii, Hillcrest Labs believes that Nintendo is in clear violation of its patents and has taken this...

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Nintendo hit with $21 million Patent Infringement 50°
May 15, 2008 // 9:54 pm - Nintendo of America Inc. was ordered to pay a small East Texas gaming company $21 million Wednesday for infringing on a patent while designing controllers for its popular Wii and GameCube systems.

A federal jury found in favor of Anascape Ltd. in the lawsuit that was originally filed in 2006. Nintendo spokesman Charlie Scibetta said the company will seek an appeal and expects the court to reduce the award "significantly."

The jury found that Nintendo infringed on Anascape's patent while designing its Wii Classic, WaveBird and Gamecube controllers.

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Microsoft Owns Patent for In-Game Custom Soundtracks 650°
April 1, 2008 // 1:41 am - One of the most coveted features missing from the PlayStation 3 is the ability to use a custom soundtrack during gameplay. Movement has been made in this area with some games beginning to offer support, notably Super Stardust HD and High Velocity Bowling, but it's yet to be offered for all games.

Though many expect the inclusion to come when Sony supports an in-game version of PlayStation 3's cross media bar, the implementation of this feature might just stay with the developers, since Microsoft owns a patent for this very functionality.

Microsoft implemented the...

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