In 2011, the person who invented the 3D display technology, Sejiro Tomita, sued Nintendo for the use of 3D screens on the Nintendo 3DS. These 3D screens do not require glasses which is part of Tomita’s patent. Now, in 2013, Tomita was awarded a win in the value of $30.2 million in this case, however he claims that he should actually receive an outstanding amount of $292.4 million dollars because his calculations take into account $10 for every Ninentdo 3DS unit sold.
The main counter argument in the whole situation from Nintendo was that the most important and decisive factors of Sejiro Tomita’s design were not used on the 3DS. This has been ruled out by the jury, hence the loss.
A small loss for Nintendo and a great win for the opposite side. Thankfully, for Nintendo, this will not impact the production and marketing of the product and so, everything will run its course normally.
For more insight, check out the Reuters article.