(12/17/08) - Nintendo of America and Nyko Technologies, Inc. announced that they have settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Nintendo, which held that Nyko's Kama wireless controller for the Nintendo Wii gaming system infringed on Nintendo's patent for its wired Nunchuk controller.
Nyko will continue to sell a redesigned version of the Kama controller under the agreement.
I have never even heard of Nyko Technologies. We have a Wii like many others so I had to see if it was Nintendo who was being sued for patent infringement. I am happy to see it was not Nintendo.
I'd be interested in seeing what type of new design Nyko came up with.
Hi,NYKO Technologies makes computer peripherals, such as cables and plugs, wireless hand controllers for video games, memory cards, and accessories for the Apple iPod. The company specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, and portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. Its products are compatible with PCs and Macs, as well as game platforms made by Nintendo (DSi, Wii), Sony (PlayStation 3, PSP), and Microsoft (Xbox 360). Nintendo sued NYKO in 2008 over the design of its wireless Kama nunchuk controller for the Wii; the companies settled the litigation that year. NYKO was founded in 1995 by Herschel Naghi, the company's president and CEO.