Nintendo court battle overruled by Supreme Court


Claims that Ninendo of America infringed upon patents owned by a gaming company based in Texas have today been turned away by the Supreme Court, who refused to hear the company’s appeal today.

Previously, a federal jury had decided that Nintendo had fringed upon Anascape’s existing patent regarding the technology that is utilised to design the joysticks across the Wii Classic, WaveBird and Gamecube controllers.

However, before the appeal could be heard the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned the ruling stating that they believed that no infringement had been made with the motion-sensing technology that is used within the Wii Remote or Nunchuk controllers.

No charges could be brought against the WaveBird and Gamecube controllers either, as Nintendo no longer manufactures them.

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.
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