patents

Could this be the Wii U controller dock?

A Neogaf user recently posted a patent drawing that shows what appears to be a charging dock for the Wii U controller. Judging from the patent, the design would work in the same fashion as the Nintendo 3DS charging dock. In addition, the design of the Wii U controller looks unchanged from the version we were introduced to at E3 2011. No surprise, but Nintendo could easily make some alterations. So...

Nintendo defeats notorious patent troll after two-year legal battle

Anascape, the one man patent troll outfit from Texas, will not be receiving any money from Nintendo for patent infringement concerning the Wii remote. This is because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled today that none of Nintendo’s video game controllers infringe on any Anascape patents. The ruling is actually a reversal of a jury trial verdict in 2008 that saw the Classic C...

Yeah, this is probably going to break a few TVs

Deep in the Nintendo labs, where only a handful of the company’s most senior executives are allowed to travel, things happen. Crazy things, man. Like that inflatable bouncy ball horse thing we showed you a few weeks ago—but weirder. Take this latest patent, for instance. Seems that some zany Nintendo developer was playing catch with a Nerf football one day and thought to him/herself, &...