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Nintendo Sued Over Wii Patent

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Posted June 14, 2007 - By Stephen Johnson

This is the price of success: Nintendo is being sued over some of the technology that makes its Wii such a super-special gaming console.

Texas-based Lonestar Inventions alleges that the Wii infringes on a patent it holds for a "high capacitance structure in a semiconductor device." We're not sure what that is either, but, according to GameSpot, the patented technology is a "space-saving method tripling the effectiveness of parallel plate capacitors by using layers of conducting strips."

And we know the Wii would not be fun without effective parallel plate capacity!

Lonestar Inventions previously went to court with Texas Instruments, Marvell Semiconductor and Eastman Kodak Company over the same patent.

TheFeed finds it hard to believe that the technology could have possibly come from Texas, because only two things come from Texas, steers and... something else.

GameSpot.com: Nintendo facing new Wii patent suit

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