Nintendo Switch is facing a lawsuit from the creator of Wikipad over the design of the popular console.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

The game giant has been accused by Gamevice of using patents without permission.

A report on Engadget says: "According to the suit, the Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers are too close to Gamevice's vision of a combination of detachable game controller and a device with a 'flexible bridge section.'

"Not surprisingly, the lawsuit calls for both damages and a ban on Switch sales."

Neither Gamevice nor Nintendo have commented on the case of yet, following its filing on Wednesday (09.08.17).

The Wikipad itself includes dual analogue sticks, a D-pad and four action buttons - while a tablet or mobile device slides in to give gamers a way to play mobile games using traditional console controls.

In the lawsuit, they claim: "Defendants have infringed and continue to infringe, and have induced and continue to induce infringement of, one or more claims of Gamevice's U.S. Patent No. 9,126,119 ("the '119 patent") at least by importing, selling and offering to sell the Nintendo Switch gaming console."