Judge halves $30.2 million infringement award against Nintendo

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A U.S. judge ruled that inventor Seijiro Tomita can take half the $30.2 million in damages awarded him after a jury found Nintendo infringed one of his patents, or risk getting nothing. The federal jury in New York awarded Tomita the damages in March after deciding the video game company infringed a 3-D display technology patent with its handheld 3DS video game system. Major Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist who admitted killing 13 soldiers in a 2009 shooting rampage at a Texas army base, offered to share with prosecutors a confidential and potentially damaging report in which he said he wanted be a martyr.

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