Poor Nintendo. Fresh from their clash with Anascape earlier this week, in which they successfully defended against claims of copyright infringement, Nintendo are already finding themselves in the middle of another patent dispute.
This time round, IA Labs is claiming that Nintendo’s recent products are in direct violation of its US Patents No. 7,121,982 and 7,331,226, which account for “Computer Interactive Isometric Exercise System and Method for Operatively Interconnecting the Exercise System to a Computer System for use as a Peripheral,” and “Force Measurement System for an Isometric Exercise Device,” respectively.
As a result, the products in question are numerous. Besides more obvious hardware, such as items surrounding the Wii Fit franchise, IA Labs are also questioning Nintendo’s development and marketing of the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, MotionPlus, Wheel, and Zapper.
IA Labs is seeking to ban Nintendo from making further sales of the accused items, in addition to the usual court costs.