We have received some really curious information about a lawsuit that has been ongoing for many years, 5 years to be precise. The details have been provided by Nintendo and it relates to the lawsuit that Nintendo itself filed for patent infringement against the company Colopl and its mobile game ‘White Cat Project’.
The lawsuit was filed in 2016, a couple of months after the game was released. Nintendo pointed out in the lawsuit that it infringed several of its patents and so formally asked Colopl for $40 million in damages. This was mainly because the game featured similar technology to that of the joystick on the Nintendo DS touchpad.
The funny thing about this whole story is that, some time later, this project was confirmed for Nintendo Switch, although we never heard anything more about it after its initial announcement. Now, after 5 years of back and forth, we have learned that Nintendo has finally won the case and Colopl has been forced to pay an undisclosed amount of money “for confidentiality reasons”. However, sources say that the payment would have been 3.3 billion yen (approximately 30.2 million dollars).