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(08-11-2017, 12:21 PM)
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Sounds like we got our first Nintendo Lawsuit into the Switch's tenure. Surprised it took this long.

The accessory maker is suing Nintendo for allegedly violating a patent for concepts used in the Wikipad, its gaming-oriented Android slate, as well as its namesake add-on controllers for phones and tablets. According to the suit, the Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers are too close to Gamevice's vision of a combination of detachable game controller and a device with a "flexible bridge section." Not surprisingly, the lawsuit calls for both damages and a ban on Switch sales.

If you didn't know who Wikipad are, they make tablet accessories, but they also made a controller you can slip a tablet into to play games on it, which is what they're essentially suing Nintendo over. An accessory they no longer continue to actively sell.

Frivolously sue me if old.