Nintendo Win Court Case Over Wii Controler Patent Infringement

Triton Tech of Texas, LLC filed a lawsuit against Nintendo in 2010, Triton claimed that Nintendo’s Wii Remote controller infringed one of Triton’s patents: U.S. Patent No. 5,181,181. The claim has been dismissed by Judge Richard A. Jones of the Seattle district court who had previously dismissed the lawsuit after finding that the patent did not adequately describe a complete invention. The June 13 federal appeals court ruling upheld that previous dismissal. Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway commented on the case :

“We are very pleased with this result,” said Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway in a press statement sent out by the company. “Nintendo has a long tradition of developing unique and innovative products, while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo continues to aggressively defend itself against patent trolls. After many years of litigation, the decision today reflects an appropriate resolution of this case.”

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