Nyko's Wireless Nunchuk Attracts Nintendo Lawsuit

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Remember Nyko's wireless nunchuk controller for the Wii? Seemed kinda pointless to me. Not Nintendo! Thy don't see it as pointless. They see it as an infringement on their patent designs and trademarks, and as such, are suing Nyko, claiming the company's Kama Nunchuk "wholly appropriates the novel shape, design, overall appearance and even the color and materials used in the Nintendo Nunchuk controller". Nyko's response? "We have not knowingly violated anyone's intellectual property and we're still examining this". I don't know whether "we accidentally violated Nintendo's intellectual property" will hold up in court, guys.

Nintendo Sues Nyko Over Copies of Wii Nunchuk Remote [Bloomberg]

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TheUncleBob

@Everyone attacking Nintendo for being "greedy":

"This is the first time Kyoto-based Nintendo has sued over an accessory for the Wii, the company said."

With all the crappy (and select few decent) Wii Accessories and knock-offs, if Nintendo was in this *just* to be greedy, don't you think they'd go after most of these other products seen everywhere?

Besides, who cares if Nintendo is just being greedy. They're a business. They have a duty to their shareholders to protect their business. If someone is actually illegally selling their technology, they need to stop it.

Plus, Nyko sucks the big one. Their g'd Charging Grip for the Nintendo DS Lite screwed up two different DS Lite chargers of mine and their customer service is horrible to work with.