Immersion Licenses Patents to Electro Source for Its Pelican Brand Video Game Accessories; License and Settlement Agreements Settle Legal Differences.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif. -- Immersion Corporation Immersion Corporation of San Jose, California, is a developer of haptic technology.
The company was founded in 1993. Immersion's technology is employed in automotive, entertainment, medical training, mobility, personal computing, and three-dimensional , (Nasdaq:IMMR IMMR Internal Memory Map Register ), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, and Electro Source LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , maker of Pelican video game accessories, today announced settlement of the patent infringement patent infringement n. the manufacture and/or use of an invention or improvement for which someone else owns a patent issued by the government, without obtaining permission of the owner of the patent by contract, license or waiver. litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. between the companies filed in September 2004.
In addition to the Confidential Settlement Agreement, Electro Source will have a worldwide license to Immersion's patents for vibro-tactile devices in the consumer gaming peripheral field of use. Electro Source will make royalty payments to Immersion based on sales by Electro Source of spinning mass vibro-tactile gamepads, steering wheels, and other game controllers for dedicated gaming consoles such as the Sony PlayStation Sony Playstation - Playstation and PlayStation2, the Nintendo GameCube The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendo's fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. The system itself is the most compact and least expensive, next to the Dreamcast, of the sixth generation era consoles. , and the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360, in addition to certain other remuneration.
Both companies also have agreed to explore the possibility of working together in technology or engineering related assignments.
"We are extremely pleased to add Electro Source as an Immersion licensee. Over the past three years, Electro Source has increased its market share to become one of the top three sellers of video console See video game console. accessories in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. ," said Victor Viegas, Immersion CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "We look forward to working with Electro Source in the future."
No further details of the terms of the settlement were disclosed.
About Immersion Corporation (www.immersion.com)
Founded in 1993, Immersion Corporation is a recognized leader in developing, licensing, and marketing digital touch technology and products. Bringing value to markets where man-machine interaction needs to be made more compelling, safer, or productive, Immersion helps its partners broaden market reach by making the use of touch feedback as critical a user experience as sight and sound. Immersion's technology is deployed across automotive, entertainment, medical training, mobility, personal computing, and three-dimensional simulation markets. Immersion's patent portfolio includes over 500 issued or pending patents in the U.S. and other countries.
About Electro Source, LLC (www.pelicanacc.com)
Pelican is the fastest growing video game peripherals company in the United States, providing a full line of accessories for all current and future video game platforms including PlayStation, PlayStation2, Xbox and Xbox 360, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Color The Game Boy Color (ゲームボーイカラー , Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP. Product design, testing and research take place in the USA with the majority of manufacturing occurring in Asia. Pelican is headquartered in Vernon, California.
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