Inventor argues Nintendo infringed his 3-D patent

Feb. 27, 2013

By Bernard Vaughan, Thomson Reuters News & Insight

A patent infringement trial over 3-D display technology has pit an inventor against videogaming giant Nintendo Co.  The patent relates to technology that inventor Seijiro Tomita developed for providing 3-D images without the need for 3-D glasses.

In opening arguments on Monday, Tomita's attorney, Joe Diamante of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, told a jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that Nintendo used technology that the inventor developed for its handheld 3DS videogame system. Tomita is a former longtime Sony Corp employee. 

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