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Interlink, manufacturer of business-type peripherals, is suing Nintendo over an alleged patent infringement. Interlink's patent was for a "Trigger Operated Electronic Device" that functioned as an IR mouse replacement.

While this lawsuit may in fact be ludicrous, remember that Sony has paid big settlement bucks for their rumble technology–which is suspiciously absent in the light, roomy PS3 controller. All we know is that the patent sketch looks a lot like the Wiimote...right down to the B-button trigger. What do you think? Does Interlink have a case? Was Nintendo part of malicious techno theft? Or is this just a little company's cry for attention?


Interlink Sues Nintendo [arstechnica]