"The Nintendo Switch
certainly isn't the first gaming tablet, but is it directly riffing on
others' ideas? Gamevice thinks so. The accessory maker is suing
Nintendo for allegedly violating a patent for concepts used in the Wikipad
, its gaming-oriented Android slate, as well as its namesake add-on controllers
for phones and tablets. According to the suit, the Switch and its
removable Joy-Con controllers are too close to Gamevice's vision of a
combination of detachable game controller and a device with a "flexible
bridge section." Not surprisingly, the lawsuit calls for both damages
and a ban on Switch sales."
So it appears that Nintendo is facing a lawsuit from a smaller company for patent infringement? If they win, what will this do to Nintendo?