Nintendo Hit With Patent Lawsuit Over Switch Controller Design

A maker of paired game controllers for mobile devices is suing Nintendo over the design of the detachable Joy-Con controllers for its Switch console. The suit, filed on Wednesday in California, alleges Nintendo infringed on a patent first filed in 2012 by Wikipad, Inc., now known as Gamevice.

The patent describes a "pair of control modules" attached to a "separate and distinct" computing device. The idea was the basis for the Wikipad, an Android gaming tablet with detachable controllers that...

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