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Ahh, patent lawsuits—the bane of innovation in the world of technology. Today, one such lawsuit was struck down, which is good news for Nintendo and its Wii controllers.

The suit was brought up by Copper Innovations Group, who claimed that Nintendo’s method for having the Wii identify and interact with its controllers violated a patent that they hold (U.S. patent No. 5,640,152). However, U.S. District Court Judge David Cercone has now granted a summary judgement in Nintendo’s favor, declaring the lack of need for a jury trial.

In a statement released by Nintendo, deputy general counsel Richard Medway said:

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent, despite the risks that this policy entails. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts of our legal team.”

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Nintendo Wins Patent Lawsuit Over Wii Controllers

Ahh, patent lawsuits—the bane of innovation in the world of technology. Today, one such lawsuit was struck down, which is good news for Nintendo and its Wii controllers.

By Eric Patterson | 08/1/2012 04:36 PM PT

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Ahh, patent lawsuits—the bane of innovation in the world of technology. Today, one such lawsuit was struck down, which is good news for Nintendo and its Wii controllers.

The suit was brought up by Copper Innovations Group, who claimed that Nintendo’s method for having the Wii identify and interact with its controllers violated a patent that they hold (U.S. patent No. 5,640,152). However, U.S. District Court Judge David Cercone has now granted a summary judgement in Nintendo’s favor, declaring the lack of need for a jury trial.

In a statement released by Nintendo, deputy general counsel Richard Medway said:

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. We also vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we firmly believe that we have not infringed another party’s patent, despite the risks that this policy entails. I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the tireless efforts of our legal team.”

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About Eric Patterson

view all posts

Eric got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights.