Startup Goes After Nintendo Over Patents

It claims the Wii uses stolen motion-sensing technology
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
Nintendo's Jeff Pawlik, middle with controller, throws a pitch as Nintendo's Steve Singer, right, tries batting on "The Bigs."    (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)
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(Newser) – A Maryland tech firm claims that Nintendo stole some of its technology for the popular Wii console, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hillcrest Laboratories filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, alleging that Nintendo infringed on patents for motion-sensing technology. It wants to ban Wii consoles from being imported to the US, and a lawsuit is pending. Nintendo had no comment on the complaint.