On December 2nd 2014, in Amsterdam an announcement was taking place. It was about patent disputes and the signing of a patent license agreement with Nintendo.
As a result, the patent infringement proceedings that Philips had initiated in Germany, the UK, France and the USA against Nintendo’s Wii, Wii U and DS handheld products will end. As part of the agreement, Philips and Nintendo will cross-license portions of each company’s patent portfolio.
It is nice to see that Philips is very pleased to have reached this agreement with Nintendo. This patent issue was regarding the motion and gesture-tracking systems used in the Japanese company’s gaming consoles. Nice of them to solve this issue. Better for everyone.