Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Troll Attack! McKool Smith Comes "Rumbling" After Nintendo and XBox [Again]
In a replay of its 2004 attack on 3D game technology, Texas firm
McKool Smith has now taken aim - on behalf of previously
unknown troll Anascape and inventor Brad Armstrong (no,
not the pro wrestler) - at Nintendo and Microsoft (although,
interestingly, not Sony) for their "rumble" console technology.
This lawsuit, filed in the always popular Eastern District of Texas,
appears to be another attempt by this firm to make a name for
itself in this niche. This may be a rich area to mine however, after
Irell's Morgan Chu managed to tag Sony's PlayStation for over $90
million last year for violation of its "force feedback" technology.
However, at least Immersion uses its technology - unknown how
the very productive Mr. Armstrong [33 patents so far, with at
least 34 more in the pipeline] keeps himself busy -- other than inventing
clubs to beat people with.