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Nintendo of America has confirmed that a federal court in Dallas has ruled that a patent that was asserted again the Wii Remote was not valid.

That verdict was made on Friday 17th January, and saw the court conclude that iLife Technologies was “impermissibly trying to cover the broad concept of using motion sensors to detect motion.”

This ruling means that a $10.1 million jury award against Nintendo from 2017 has been nullified.

It was the last of six patents that iLife Technologies had asserted against Nintendo back in 2013, although in 2016 the Patent Office declared that the other five were invalid.

“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,” explains Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Ajay Singh.

“We will continue to vigorously defend our products against companies seeking to profit off of technology they did not invent.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.