Judge cuts verdict against Nintendo in 3DS patent dispute


Nintendo lost a court battle with a former Sony inventor for the 3D technology in the 3DS. The company was ordered to pay $30.2 million to the inventor, but a recent ruling has lowered this judgment to just $15.1 million to Seijiro Tomita. According to the judge who cut the judgment in half, the jury was excessive in their reward.

“The jury’s damages award was at least twice as large as the amount a reasonable jury could have awarded based on the evidence presented at trial and thereby must have involved the degree of excessive speculation that shocks the judicial conscience.”

While the lessened judgment against the company is a step in the right direction, a representative for Nintendo told Bloomberg that the company would still seek an appeal to the jury’s decision.