In the last few years, patent troll Gamevice filed a complaint against Nintendo for IP infringement, leading to the US International Trade Commission to open up an investigation.
The patent troll claimed that the Nintendo Switch console infringes on Gamevice’s patents. Now, 2 years after the first investigation was launched, Gamevice has successfully forced the US International Trade Commission to reopen their investigation against Nintendo. The patent troll wants the US to ban the sale of all Nintendo Switch consoles.
Summary from the US International Trade Commission below:
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on March 27, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Gamevice, Inc. of Simi Valley, California. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on April 7, 14 and 15, 2020. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 10,391,393 (“the ’393 patent”). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
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