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Comments Off on The future is bright for NGA 2015

The year of 2014 has been a very long and enduring one. We had multiple issues with transportation and luck got us through a few tight spots (along with the help of a few associates!). In 2014 we started messing with a new layout (for those that could accommodate), and at Holiday Matsuri the idea came full swing. We had so many compliments from fans and convention runners alike. One of our personal favorites that we heard a few times was “best game room ever!” As we are always happy to one up ourselves, we do not believe that the potential of Nexus Gaming Alliance has been reached. We have a full array of ideas stemming back 5 years and in 2015 we plan to start moving forward. 2015’s main focus will be different depending on division. Gaming for conventions will be shifting to a more consistent JPN market for Anime […]

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Comments Off on Nintendo and Phillips settle out of court

Nintendo and Philips have resolved their patent infringement dispute regarding the Wii and Wii U, Philips announced today. Philips did not disclose financial terms of the settlement, but said that both companies have agreed to license parts of their patent portfolios to each other. “We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Nintendo. It demonstrates that both companies recognize the importance of intellectual property rights,” said Brian Hinman, chief intellectual property officer of Philips. “It also shows the value of our extensive IP portfolio and our commitment to protect our significant investments in research & development.” The agreement ends months of international litigation dating back to May, when Philips filed lawsuits in France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. against Nintendo. Philips’ complaints alleged that Nintendo violated at least two patents owned by Philips: one for “products with interactive virtual modeling features” and the other for “products with human-computer interaction features.” According […]