Ex-Sony employe Seijiro Tomita took Nintendo to court over a glasses-free 3D patent last month after filing a lawsuit back in 2011. Today, a New York federal jury ruled against the company, which will be forced to pay $30.2 million in damages.
Nintendo said: "A jury awarded $30.2 million in damages to Tomita Technologies in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Tomita against Nintendo. The Tomita patent did not relate to the 3D games playable on the Nintendo 3DS. The trial was held in U.S. District Court in New York before Judge Jed Rakoff.
Nintendo is confident that the result will be set aside. The jury’s verdict will not impact Nintendo’s continued sales in the United States of its highly acclaimed line of video game hardware, software and accessories, including the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others."