Nintendo wins Wii patent case, again

By GamingNexus On 31 Dec, 2014 At 04:00 PM | Categorized As Gaming Industry News | With 0 Comment

I’m surprised that some companies are still going after Nintendo for supposed copyright infringement, involving technology for the Wii. You know, the console that’s nearly eight years old now. Well, I guess if there’s money to be had…

Nintendo’s latest patent victory involved UltimatePointer, LLC, who claimed that the big N infringed on some of their proprietary motion control tech to make the original Wii remote. Judge Robert S. Lasnik declared in federal court that UltimatePointer’s claims were invalid, and that Nintendo never stole any of their technology. An earlier court in Texas previously decided there was no infringement, but UltimatePointer decided to make the case federal. This final decision by Lasnik throws the case out, so whatever distant risk there was of Wiimotes being pulled off shelves is gone. Nintendo fans have been waiting with bated breath, I’m sure.

Hopefully this is the last of these ancient cases against Wiimote infringement…at least until tech companies start claiming that Nintendo stole the Wii U GamePad from them.

 


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