Secure Axcess, a company "dedicated to monetization and management of Internet security patents," is suing Nintendo of America and Nintendo Co. for allegedly infringing on a patent concerning the Wii U, The Southeast Texas Record reports.
The patent in question was filed in 2000 and published in 2003 for a "multiscreen personal computer display method and apparatus," or a computer which provides display capabilities on more than one screen. The Wii U supposedly infringes on this patent with the use of its GamePad.
The company is also suing retailers such as GameStop, Target, Amazon and Best Buy for selling the console "without license or authorization." Secure Axcess is seeking compensatory damages, costs, interest and other relief.
Judge Rodney Gilstrap will preside over the case, which will include a jury trial.
Nintendo has been sued for patent infringement before. In 2013, a trial began over the company's use of 3D technology for the Nintendo 3DS. Earlier this year, a judge ruled that Nintendo must pay royalties of 1.82 percent of the wholesale for every handheld sold. Other lawsuits have accused the company of violating legal patents with the Wii Fit balance board.
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