Cute. UltimatePointer, maker of the Upoint laser-pointer presentation remote, is suing Nintendo and other retailers for the sale of the Nintendo Wii Remote. They claim that Nintendo has infringed on their patent, their "Easily Deployable Interactive Direct-Pointing System and Presentation Control System and Calibration Method," and that retailers like Best Buy and GameStop have also infringed by selling the device.
What's funny is that the Upoint is not even available for sale now. What's funnier is that this Upoint has nothing to do with games. It's a laser pointer mouse!
Gamasutra says that UltimatePointer is looking to receive damages due to the alleged infringement, along with costs of court and an award of attorney fees.
Get more destructoid: We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out
Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.