Congratulations are in order for Nintendo, as the company has received confirmation that it’s won a case that had been open for several years. Back in 2011, RecogniCorp, LLC filed a lawsuit against Nintendo claiming that Mii characters exercised the same techniques for making police sketches of suspects. In the end, the court believed that the patent asserted against Nintendo should never have been granted in the first place.

Following the decision of the court, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance Ajay Singh stated the following:

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision… The decision marks another case in which Nintendo’s unique ideas overcame unjustified threats of patent infringement. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products and we will continue to vigorously defend all our products from meritless patent lawsuits.”

Needless to say, we’re relieved to hear the lawsuit is over and done with so Nintendo can finally move on.


Source: Nintendo PR

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Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.

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