Microsoft Faces Patent Suit Over Kinect Controllers

A Bay Village, Ohio, company has sued Microsoft for allegedly infringing on its patents with the rapidly selling Kinect motion-sensing video game controller. Impulse Technology filed the suit in federal court in Delaware, accusing Microsoft and several game makers -- including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and THQ -- of violating patents related to, among other things, tracking and assessing movement skills in multidimensional space.