Nintendo Apply For amiibo Patent
Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for an amiibo related patent (商願2020-062383) in Japan. The patent aims to provide an information processing program capable of controlling NFC (near-field communication) by using an operation object (amiibo) controlled by a user. Please note this is just a brief summary of a 39 page PDF. Yusuke Amano and Aya Kyogoku are listed as the inventors. Image above thanks to Ryan Quintal and select images used in the application below thanks to J-PlatPat.