Nintendo confirms 3DS patent case win on appeal | Nintendo Wire

A US Appeals Court recently confirmed a win for Nintendo in a 3DS patent case against Tomita Technologies International. Tomita asserted that the 3DS used hardware and technology that Tomita had patented, which the Appeals Court found untrue, ruling that the 3DS did not infringe upon the patent. This brought the six year length of the case to an end.

The appeal follows the initial April 2016 ruling by a New York Federal Court in Nintendo’s favor. There was a similar attempt at patent enforcement by Tomita in Japan, which also ended up with Nintendo’s victory.

“We are very pleased with the Court’s decision,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s director of litigation and compliance. “Nintendo 3DS has never used the technology in Tomita’s patent, and the Court’s ruling confirms Nintendo’s long tradition of using its own innovative technology. This case also proves once again that Nintendo will aggressively defend patent lawsuits when our products do not infringe, even when we must do so over many years, through multiple trials and in multiple countries.”


Source: Nintendo PR

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