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[News] Xbox 360 Sued for Patent Violation ("Piracy", "Theft" by Microsoft's Standards)

  • Subject: [News] Xbox 360 Sued for Patent Violation ("Piracy", "Theft" by Microsoft's Standards)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2009 13:29:31 +0000
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BLOG: The Game Guy: Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony sued over their game
controllers [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

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| Bloomberg News and the San Jose Mercury 
| News are reporting that Eleven Engineering 
| Inc. 
| [http://www.elevenengineering.com/home/], 
| a maker of microprocessors for home 
| entertainment systems, has claimed the 
| controllers for the Xbox 360, Wii and 
| PlayStation 3 game systems incorporate 
| wireless features patented by the company, 
| and that the three game companies are 
| using the technology without permission.


Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo sued by a number

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| Eleven Engineering, based in Edmonton, 
| Canada, said it is a global leader in 
| digital wireless technologies - supplying 
| component and semiconductors to 
| electronics companies.


City firm sues gaming giants



'Pro plantiff' Erik Estavillo subpoenas Bill Gates in RROD suit

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| Erik Estavillo -- otherwise referred to as a
| "professional plantiff" by GamePolitics for his
| laundry list of legal claims -- has subpoenaed
| Microsoft's Bill Gates in his suit targeting the
| company for his run in with the Red Ring of
| Death. According to court documents filed in a
| U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
| California, the subpoena demands Gates hand over
| paperwork that reveal the "true and relative
| number of actual Xbox 360 units that have been
| fixed by Microsoft over the past 3 years."
| Estavillo also seeks data pertaining to the
| number of broken Xbox 360 consoles and the
| amount of people banned from Xbox Live for
| "piracy" between November 28, 2008 and 2009.


CNET UK's games console reliability survey: 60 per cent of Xbox 360s have broken

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| Sixty per cent of Xbox 360s have kicked the red-ringed
| bucket, compared to 16 per cent of PS3s and just 6 per cent
| of Wiis, according to our survey on the reliability of
| games consoles in the UK.

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