Nintendo wins patent case against Wii U and 3DS


On November 13, 2015 Nintendo won a patent case that was filed back in July 2012 by Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation, all patent licensing companies.

The trio of companies sued Nintendo in both California federal court, as well as in the International Trade commission. In February of 2014, the International Trade commission held that Nintendo did not infringe on the asserted patent. None of the companies chose to appeal that decision, but insisted on continuing the case in the California Federal courts.

Nintendo has now prevailed in that case as well, with the court holding that Nintendo’s Wii U console and their handheld Nintendo 3DS, do not infringe on the asserted patent.

“We are very pleased with this decision, which again confirmed that Nintendo’s products do not infringe,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “It also confirms that Nintendo continues to develop unique and innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo will defend its products and its innovations, even if it must do so multiple times in different places and over many years.”

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