In a bit of legal news, Microsoft has been sued by an Ohio-based Technology company for allegedly “infringing on patents” that they hold for technology that Microsoft uses for Kinect.

Impulse Technologies, the company suing Microsoft, released the following statement regarding the lawsuit:
“wide variety of games where the movement of a player is tracked in three dimensions ... and certain exercise games where the motion of the player is tracked to effect movement of a virtual avatar, and the exertion of the user is monitored, including where the tracking of the player is done by use of a camera.”

Along with Microsoft, several game studios were sued for stealing technology to use in their games including EA and seven others.


8 years ago
I'm not sure to laugh at this or to do not.

It's known that there's a lot of industrial (tech) spionage out there but seriously, kinect ? It looks like Microsoft spent ages and shitloads of spacebucks in project natal to come up with kinect.

Anyway, this could be like comicbooks' MAN THING (marvel) and the SWAMP THING from DC. People argue who was 1st who copied who but they came out almost at the same time and IMHO, people ain't so unique as they want to believe. Two guys can think about the same thing at the same moment even not being in the same country and that wouldn't meant they copied each other.

You know what ? I modelled a dragon with clay when I was a kid, and it had a skull instead of a head. Kinda cute stuff. I even painted it (I was like 8 ) Guess what ? there is a pokemon that looks suspiciously alike my handmade toy. I'm from Spain, europe and the pokemon guy, I bet he's from japan. Keep guessing, I made that crap arround the early 80s so the poor ching chong chinaman copied me ? Don't thing so, we just had the same idea.

True story.

Maybe people isn't mature enough or they are just too greedy cause all the suing issues companies get feels ludicrously stupid to me.