This time around it is the turn of Nintendo, Nokia, and Sony to get sued because of Patent Infringement. If previously it was about “Virtual Worlds“, now it is about “the connectivity of handheld gaming devices”.
U.S. Patent 6,640,086 named “Method and Apparatus for Creating and Distributing Real-Time Interactive Media Content Through Wireless Communication Networks and the Internet” is about the “methods and systems that allow an operator to distribute messages having aural or visual content that is generated by the operator using handheld apparatuses such as mobile telephones.”
The Patent owner Wall Wireless LLC, filed on 2001 in Taiwan and the US. The US Patent Office issued the patent six years ago.
“As a result of Defendants’ infringement of the ‘086 patent, Wall Wireless has suffered monetary damages that are compensable … by no less than a reasonable royalty,” the filing stated.