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Immersion, a small, California-based developer of digital touch technologies, claimed Sony Computer Entertainment infringed on its technology that makes a game controller vibrate in sync with actions in games, the Japanese game maker said.
Originally posted by Dallas
Wonder if the PSP unit will get caught up in the fuss?
Originally posted by Gazrok
What about other companies then, that utilize this same idea...(Nintendo's Rumble Pack, for example)???
Looks like I'll be able to pick up my next PS2 cheap, hehe....
Founded in 1993, Immersion became a publicly traded company on November 12, 1999. Today, Immersion is the market leader in the field of haptics-the science of touch. Intellectual property (IP), represented by the company's strong patent portfolio, is the foundation for the business model. Immersion creates tactile feedback technology that its licensing partners, which come from a variety of industries, can integrate into their products to gain market adoption. Our industry partners include Logitech, Electronic Arts, Medtronic, BMW, Siemens VDO, ALPS Electric, Dassault Systemes, and Boeing. Review our timeline below and notice how we have remained focused on enhancing the human-machine interface through the sense of touch.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
It could be a more technical patent infringement that just the idea of force feedback. Maybe the mechanism by which the feedback occurs was something novel and patented. Just thinking...
Originally posted by sardion2000
Well Immersion Corp has 39 patents,