Valve ordered to pay 4 Million USD to Corsair over Steam Controller Patent Infringement

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    That's...not very high. They probably make that amount whenever there is a Steam sale, in pure profit.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    No It's not, but I'm glad there is competition in the digital distribution market. I don't want one company dominating everything.
     
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    No, but it's pretty high for the amount of money they would have made from controller sales.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    The controller sales is such a small market, hell I still haven't even bought one.
     
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    It is $2.5 per controller. I do not think it is high.
     
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    Patents that deal with obvious control location should never be grated.
    who is next the hole of f1 for their gear change button back of wheel.
     
  8. Agonist

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    This isn't competition. Your daft.
     
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    insp1re2600 Ancient Guru

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    loose change.
     
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    This is the point where valve buys corsair and doesn't pay the fine.
     

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    Embra Maha Guru

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    Peanuts.

    They could pay these fines over and over and over again, it would still be much cheaper than buying Corsair.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Oops, I posted in the wrong thread
     
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    It's pretty high. Look into revenue models for hardware electronics. The profit went rather poof.

    Valve's objective with the controller wasn't profit tho, it was marketing and creating an ecosystem, which arguably did not suffer.
     
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    High, low, shake it all about
     
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    i ever read somewhere sony dualshock4 build cost is only around $18 and msrp is $60
    not sure how much for valve controller
    but accesories usually cheap to make, and that make profit for maker
    different to main hardware (console) maker usually not even made profit selling those

    what kinda interesting in this patent, is this related to corsair SCUF ?
    but i hear about it recently like last year (corsair bought scuf things), while steam controller already few years old right ?
     

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    Rear-sided control surfaces "patent". Jesus Christ.
     

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