If you mess with Nintendo, you best come prepared — the gaming giant has a stellar track record in the courtroom. Like clockwork, Nintendo has beat a previous jury ruling regarding its case against iLife Technologies, Inc.
Back in 2013, iLife hit Nintendo with a $10.1 million federal court case concerning a patent for motion sensor technology used in Nintendo’s Wii Remote. A jury ruled in iLife’s favor in 2017, but a Dallas federal court overturned that ruling, saying, “iLife Technologies Inc. was impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion.”
This was the last remaining patent filed against Nintendo to be ruled invalid; the previous five were taken care of back in 2016.
In response to the ruling, Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Deputy General Counsel, said, “Nintendo has a long history of developing new and unique products, and we are pleased that, after many years of litigation, the court agreed with Nintendo. We will continue to vigorously defend our products against companies seeking to profit off of technology they did not invent.”
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