The U.S. International Trade Commission, also known as USITC, has voted to investigate “certain portable gaming console systems with attache handheld controllers”.
One of the devices that fit that description is none other than Nintendo’s popular system, Nintendo Switch. The investigation was initiated after a complain was filed by Gamevice, which claims that their patents have been infringed.
Looks like the patent trolls are coming out of the woodwork. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are controller systems with parts that attach to two sides of an electronic device, such as a smartphone or tablet, and the parts fit into a user’s hands and have gaming controls.
The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Gamevice, Inc., of Simi Valley, CA, on March 30, 2018. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components thereof that infringe patents asserted by the complainant. The complainant requests that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.