The Wikipad is an Android-powered tablet designed for gaming, for which Gamevice manufactures clip-on controllers similar to the Switch's "Joy-Con" detachable pads. Gamevice is not only demanding that Switch sales be halted, but that Nintendo award it damages for the "irreparable injury" that has been caused since the launch of the Switch.
The 7th major home game console produced by Nintendo was its Switch released back in March of 2017.
Gamevice claims that Nintendo has "directly infringed and are now directly infringing" on its patent by "making, using, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing into the United States, without authority, products and equipment that embody one or more claims" of the patent, including but not limited to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch could've earned much more but Nintendo undermined the potential of its product.
Nintendo will lose hundreds of millions of dollars in profits because, unlike Wii U, the Switch has been a real success worldwide. The Nintendo Switch design may resemble that of Wikipad, but it's more than just a gaming tablet.
The lawsuit is meant to seek a heavy sum of money in damages as well as impose a ban on sales of the Switch.
As Engadget explains, Gamevice had grand designs for the Wikipad when it began hyping the tablet up in 2012. For those wondering, below you can see an image of the device Gamevice claims the Switch is infringing on.
The Wikipad, made by Gamevice. The similarities between the two are only on grounds of portable controllers that can be detached from the console.