Nintendo has won a patent infringement case, held at the International Trade Commission by Creative Kingdoms, the company announced last night. The commission determined that the Wii and Wii U motion and touch technology do not infringe Creative Kingdoms’ patent. More so, the the commission found the patents to be invalid.
“We are pleased with the commission’s determination,” said Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel, Richard Medway. “Nintendo’s track record demonstrates that we vigorously defend patent lawsuits when we believe we have not infringed another party’s patent,” Medway added.
Nintendo has been the target of several lawsuits since Wii launched in 2006, though none of the cases have been upheld; with the exception of former Sony employee, Seijiro Tomita, who claimed the 3DS infringed on his technology patent and won. Nintendo had to pay $15.1 million to Tomita, which was half of the original $30.2 million he asked for. Big N is seeking to appeal the verdict, though it’s unclear as to when this will happen.