Nintendo must pay ex-Sony engineer $15 million for 3DS patent
The jury decided in the favor of Tomita, but agreed that 3DS is not profitable and his evidence weren’t enough to pay him the full damages. The judge decided to give him half of the damages, worth $15m or the chance of losing them all.
“Nintendo respects the intellectual property rights of other companies and is confident that none of its products infringes the asserted patent,” Nintendo spokesperson Charlie Scibetta said in a statement.
“Nintendo will appeal the jury’s verdict and reduced damages award to the court of appeals.”
He will more than sure take the deal, but it’s terrible for Nintendo as the company already had an infernal year with great losses.